Following my question to the Prime Minister in December, the Government have now u-turned and finally agreed that parents whose children are self-isolating will be eligible for the £500 Test & Trace Support Payment.
Working from home is a luxury that not everyone has. When a child has to self-isolate this can be an extremely difficult time for parents and carers. Scotland and Wales already extended their payments in December so there was no reason for England not to do the same. You can read more about this in my Politics Home article here.
The Prime Minister couldn’t give me a straight answer in December but I am so glad that after all of our pressure the Government have finally made the right decision. Thank you to everyone who got in touch to raise this issue & supported our efforts!
Watch my question to the Prime Minister below: