Gaps in Support APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To find solutions for those who have been excluded from Government Support Schemes during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Recent Documents related to Gaps in Support

1. Innovation Value Chains in East and Southern Africa and the Key Gaps
20/04/2020 - Department for International Development
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Found: Chain s in East and Southern Africa and the Key Gaps Kelbesa Megersa Institute of Development Studies

2. MOD Architecture Framework
07/08/2020 - Ministry of Defence
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Found: to inform decision-making. The gaps of interest to MOD can include gaps in the realisation of military

3. MHCLG: gender pay gap report and data 2020
15/12/2020 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: mean and median gender pay gaps; the mean and median gender bonus gaps; the proportion of men and

4. The long shadow of deprivation: differences in opportunities
15/09/2020 - Social Mobility Commission (SMC)
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Found: 19 Earnings of disadvantaged sons 19 Pay gaps between the most and least deprived sons 22

5. Treasury minutes – January 2021
14/01/2021 - HM Treasury
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Found: implementation date: Measuring tax gaps 2020 edition Measuring tax gaps 2021 Annual Report and

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Gaps in Support

1. Covid-19 Financial Assistance (Gaps in Support)
13/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: Government to undertake an assessment of any gaps in financial support provided to individuals, businesses and - Speech Link

2. Covid-19: Limited Company Directors
25/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: proposal by the all-party parliamentary group on gaps in support. The targeted income grant scheme, costed at - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Performing Arts Freelance Workers
10/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Cultural Recovery Fund, and (2) any other emergency support for the performing arts provided during the COVID-19 - Speech Link
2: performing arts through the Self-employment Income Support Scheme. As of 31 December, 60,000 self-employed - Speech Link
3: freelancers in the sector have received no government support since the pandemic began and I can tell from personal - Speech Link
4: looking at phase 4 of the Self-employment Income Support Scheme and will be announcing the terms of that - Speech Link
5: the cost of the furlough scheme we could fill the gaps left for some freelancers who are not eligible under - Speech Link
6: understand take-up of the Self-employment Income Support Scheme and how that can best operate in future - Speech Link

4. Coronavirus: Job-Support Schemes
07/07/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Committee, Economic impact of coronavirus: Gaps in support, HC 454 e-petitions 200336, 310515, 319899 - Speech Link
2: those being attributable to the principal job support measures that the Government have brought forward—about - Speech Link

5. Support for Self-employed and Freelance Workers
17/09/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: Committee, “Economic impact of coronavirus: Gaps in support”, HC 454; and the Government responses, HC - Speech Link
2: to move,That this House has considered support for the self-employed and freelance workers during - Speech Link

6. Covid-19 Support Schemes: Ineligible People
09/12/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: [Relevant Documents: e-petition 310515, Coronavirus Support Package for Directors / Shareholders of small Limited - Speech Link
2: been some changes to normal practice in order to support the new call list system and to ensure that social - Speech Link
3: House has considered support for people ineligible for Government covid-19 support schemes.It is - Speech Link

7. Gender Pay Gap
04/04/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: reporting, this Government are actively working to support women in the workplace and to close the gender - Speech Link
2: with guidance on how to address their gender pay gaps. We want action as quickly as possible to ensure - Speech Link
3: companies are taking the charge. Will the Minister support the SNP’s aim to lower the threshold to 150 employees - Speech Link
4: boardroom? From my 11 years in industry, the biggest gaps often appeared at senior management level, but also - Speech Link
5: trusts themselves should be looking into why those gaps have increased. As I have said, I shall be writing - Speech Link
6: plans to show how they were going to close their pay gaps, but the Government refused to adopt its recommendation - Speech Link
7: across the United Kingdom increased their gender pay gaps in the last 12 months? If the Minister is writing - Speech Link

8. Hate Crime: Homophobic and Misogynistic Attacks
11/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: hate crime legislation and where there might be gaps. I know that it will consult widely later this year - Speech Link
2: already pointed out to the Minister, one of the gaps in hate crime legislation is the fact that misogyny - Speech Link
3: the Law Commission is looking into where there are gaps and consulting widely on this. When a review is - Speech Link
4: Church of England has been quite effective in its support for our trans community by actively dispelling - Speech Link
5: join me and express from the Dispatch Box her support for Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, the head teacher of - Speech Link

9. Covid-19: Support for UK Industries
25/06/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: 320711, 301903, 300210, 307959, 305024, relating to support for UK industries in response to covid-19; Second - Speech Link
2: this House has considered e-petitions relating to support for UK industries in response to covid-19.As - Speech Link
3: hon. Lady is making a fine speech. I welcome the support that the Government have put in. Does she agree - Speech Link
4: industry means that many workers fall within the gaps in the Government’s covid intervention package. - Speech Link

10. LGBT Community: Domestic Abuse
24/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: survivors experience multiple barriers to accessing support services. In the new year the Domestic Abuse Bill - Speech Link
2: issues, and that the commissioner has a duty to support and hold all statutory agencies to account throughout - Speech Link
3: disagree that the provision of domestic abuse support across the country is patchy. It has been that - Speech Link
4: LGBT+ domestic abuse survivors with specialist support. I heartily endorse what the Minister said earlier - Speech Link
5: Does the Minister agree that there is a lack of support for elderly LGBT people who are victims of domestic - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Gaps in Support
1. Employment: Coronavirus
asked by: Owen Thompson
... (c) ForgottenPAYE and (d) APPG Gaps in Support.

2. Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups
asked by: Martyn Day
... when his Department plans to introduce additional regulation to (a) require and (b) support businesses to report ethnicity pay gaps.

3. Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
... what gaps in the PHE report Beyond the data: Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on BAME groups he has identified; and what the timeframe is for removing those data gaps.

4. Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups
asked by: Baroness Whitaker
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to compel companies to report their ethnicity pay gaps.

5. Employment: Coronavirus
asked by: Alison Thewliss
... (g) New Starter Justice and (h) Refused Furlough.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 24th September 2020
Esther McVey Portrait
Esther McVey
Conservative - Tatton
Joined: 16th December 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen Farry Portrait
Stephen Farry
Alliance - North Down
Joined: 24th September 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jamie Stone MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 1654.


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