20 March 2020
Equity General Secretary Christine Payne has reacted to the Chancellor's latest statement. She said:
"Entertainment workers have been badly let down by the government. The Chancellor claims that “any employer” will be eligible for the job retention scheme - not in our sector.
Suspension of the Universal Credit Minimum Income Floor & tax deferrals are a drop in the ocean compared to the losses experienced by our members and fall far short of the support available to workers elsewhere in the economy.
We will fight on to put the case for our members who have provided billions in revenue for the UK but are not being protected in their hour of need."