A constituent of Withington MP Jeff Smith has fallen through the gaps in the self employed support scheme and is living on £8 a week.

Smith told the Prime Minister during today’s House of Commons debate that Ross gets £598 in universal credit while his rent, council tax and bills comes to £590 so he is living on £8 a month

“Could the Prime Minister live on £8 a month” the MP asked and if not will he aske the Chancellor again to look at how he can help the people excluded in the self employed support scheme”

It was one of many questions directed at Boris Johnson over the estimated 3 million self employed people who are not getting any help from the Government and as he did on the other occasions, the Prime Minister batted away the answer


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