02 November 2020
In response to the Prime Minister's statement today, Equity General Secretary Paul W Fleming said:
"The only thing that has increased in this announcement is the scale of the betrayal. The 40% of Equity members who've had nothing since March get nothing still. Those with only Universal Credit to rely on could soon be excluded through the return of the Minimum Income Floor. And for members who have been living under local lockdowns for many months and for variety artists who work in pubs, clubs and entertainers - a summer in the shade is now a winter in the cold."