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Find out more about our 2021 direct action lobbying events where we were joined by supportive
cross-party MPs, high profile business leaders, celebrities and the press. We Mean Business!
LONDON – 17th November
LIVERPOOL – 7th August
LONDON – 30th June
Lives, Livelihoods and the Future
EUA Campaign have produced an exclusive report on why providing financial support for the Excluded is essential for the economy as we Build Back Better.
We are calling on the Government to directly engage with us and provide meaningful financial support; parity is essential for the economy. Without adequate and equal support for the 3.8 million Excluded British taxpayers, the UK is in danger of a further economic slump with long-term scarring and the associated social issues that occur.
The continued injustice is unconscionable so if you have been Excluded, please take the time to read our report and we ask that you share it with your colleagues, local MPs and on social media so that everyone understands the untenable situation we all face.
A big thank you to crossparty MP's, SPADS, Professional Advisors, Journalists, Campaigners and the EUA Team for contributing to this vital report on behalf of the Excluded - from Martin Wood & Andy Lupton EUA Co-Founders
LIVES & LIVELIHOODS
An estimated 3.8 million people were denied access to any meaningful financial assistance during the pandemic. As a result lives and livelihoods have been lost and taxpayers, through no fault of their own, are suffering financial hardship and a mental health crisis.
EUA Campaign will continue to raise awareness of those who have been Excluded, engaging with MPs and the media through our direct action lobbying events.
What our supporters say
“I had a conversation with the Chancellor, and he said to me that the Excluded could claim Universal Credit. I tried to argue with him that these are people, who through no fault of their own, were going to lose their income, he had an obligation to them but he simply didn’t get it. He simply didn’t get it because he simply doesn’t understand. He doesn’t understand what it is like to be in that situation, when you are going to be on your knees, when you can’t meet your liabilities”.
“I am still so angry that the opportunity was right there at the start and has remained all the way through the crisis, that could have dealt with and this has not been taken up.
IAN BLACKFORD - MP, SNP
“People cannot live on fresh air, people cannot go on not knowing what is happening to them. You have to pay to exist day to day, week to week and the people here for such a prolonged period of time have had no support and it's not just the financial drain, it is the emotional drain, it is the physical health drain that has affected so many people”.
“I'm here now with the Excluded Unity Alliance group and we will continue that battle and that fight, it is not fair and it is not right”.
ESTER MCVEY - MP, CONSERVATIVE
"What an absolute disgrace for (Rishi) Sunak to hear stories, personal stories of people's loss, personal stories of horror, of things that happened to people who have worked all their lives and paid their taxes and then personal stories of people who had taken their own lives and we know that the number of people, of what’s happened to them, is attributable to the lack of support from national Government that has grown over these last 18 months".
Steve Rotherham - liverpool metro mayor
"My view was and the view of all of the APPG was very simple; if we need to extend ourselves further now and put a bit more money in to support a wider group of people, the investment made now would ensure that the recovery is quicker, is less costly, and the UK will be back on it’s feet quicker”.
“The first duty of a Prime Minister is the security of the people, their safety, their protection, that’s our first responsibility. We’re elected by the people, it’s supposed to be government of the people, for the people, by the people. We’re your representatives, you delegate us to represent you and therefore I think that the Government must invest in the human capital of this nation”.
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson - Leader DUP
"I bring the support from the Labour leadership, our case is that those of you who have fallen into debt because of that lack of support should be allowed the time until your businesses have recovered so that you can afford to start making those repayments".
"That’s the just thing to do, it's also the economically literate things to do, and when (Rishi) Sunak says generous what does he really mean? He means generous to his mates who achieved hundreds of millions of pounds of contracts on the back of the biggest health crisis in history, and that’s without even talking about the £37 billion that’s been outsourced through test and trace for the likes of Serco".
Bill Esterson - MP, Labour
"This Government, this Prime Minister, this Chancellor should have sat down with Excluded Unity Alliance a long time ago to identify the gaps in many Government packages and ensured that no one person or group was left behind and certainly not more than 3 million people so that when they said they ‘will do whatever it takes’, they actually meant it rather than leaving our entrepreneurs, our self-employed, our freelancers and our artists on the scrap heap”.
Paula Barker - MP, Labour
“What is a Government if it isn’t there to support people? Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak have an awful lot to learn.”
IAN BLACKFORD, MP - SNP
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