A public inquiry into the excluded

Briefing paper – Why we need a public inquiry into those excluded from the CJRS and SEISS.

By Torrin Wilkins, October 21st 2021. Centre Think Tank ISSN 2634-4696

A set of scales with words surrounding it about those who have been excluded from government support.

The text reads: "A public inquiry into the excluded. Briefing paper - Why we need a public inquiry into those excluded from the CJRS and SEISS. By Torrin Wilkins, October 21st 2021. Centre Think Tank ISSN 2634-4696".

This paper looks at stories from those who were unable to access the governments income support schemes and the pain this caused those who were excluded from support. It also supports an inquiry into why people were excluded and how we can prevent people from being excluded from government schemes in the future.

  • This paper includes stories from those who were denied furlough by the UK government. It also looks at the main reasons that people were denied furlough and how this happened.
  • There were multiple chances for the UK government to adopt a solution to include more people in their income support schemes. In the end the UK government only used one solution out of the plans put forwards.
  • It proposes a public inquiry into why employees and the self-employed were unable to access the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme and the furlough scheme.

THE YP on a yellow background

The Yorkshire Post: Government has missed ‘multiple opportunities’ to help ExcludedUK, says Centre Think Tank

“A public inquiry should be held into why the Government missed “multiple opportunities” to include more people in the furlough and…” (read more here).

Public inquiry must provide answers to concerns raised by ExcludedUK – Greg Wright

“During times of crisis, the nation’s thoughts and actions must always focus on the most vulnerable…”(read more here).