Gaps in Support APPG

First Registered: 24/09/2020 • Last updated on: 14/07/2021

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

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Gaps in Support

1. Economic impact of coronavirus
19/03/2020 - Select Committee Inquiry

Found: The Committee will continue to highlight gaps in support to the Treasury.

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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. Evidence gaps and knowledge exchange opportunities
25/02/2021 - Government Office for Science (GO-Science)
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Found: Evidence gaps and knowledge exchange opportunities Evidence gaps and knowledge exchange

4. 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

5. Covid-19 Financial Assistance (Gaps in Support) Bill 2019-21
13/01/2021 - Bills

Found: Government to undertake an assessment of any gaps in financial support provided to individuals, businesses 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: Government Support
07/07/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: been some changes to normal practice in order to support the new hybrid arrangements. Timings of debates - Speech Link
2: House has considered eligibility for Government support during the covid-19 outbreak.I am grateful - Speech Link

4. 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

5. 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

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Gaps in Support
1. Income Support
asked by: Flick Drummond
... whether he has plans to increase the level of the (a) personal expense allowance and (b) minimum income guarantee in line with the 2020 benefits up-rating.

2. Income Support
asked by: Debbie Abrahams
... how many and what proportion of claimants in receipt of income support died between (a) March and May 2020 and (b) March and May 2019.

3. Zoos Support Fund
asked by: Alex Sobel
... which zoos and safari parks have accessed the Zoos Support Fund set up in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

4. Job Support Scheme
asked by: Alexander Stafford
... whether the Job Support Scheme will be based on the percentage of monthly hours worked and not weekly hours worked as per the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

5. Job Support Scheme
asked by: Alexander Stafford
... (b) administration and (c) claims.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Jamie Stone Portrait
Jamie Stone
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 24th September 2020
William Wragg Portrait
William Wragg
Conservative - Hazel Grove
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.


Public Enquiry Point:

Flo Hutchings, Best for Britain, International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2BN. Tel: 020 7183 2422



Best for Britain acts as the group's secretariat.

Group's Website:

Benefits in Kind
21 Jul 2020
Best for Britain
Secretariat   From : 21/07/2020 To : 20/07/2021

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Gaps in Support APPG

Former APPG Officers
Tracy Brabin Portrait
Tracy Brabin
Labour (Co-op) - Former Member for Batley and Spen
Joined: 24th September 2020
Departed: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships