During a debate on the impact of COVID-19 in Parliament, Boris Johnson MP has been challenged to provide much more support to charities over the coming winter.
Speaking on 2 November 2020, Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Minister for Civil Society, said:
“Charities have never been more needed. As fundraising opportunities have dried up and retail stores are closing down, charities are predicted to have a £10 billion deficit, and yet they are providing more and more services. What additional resources will the Prime Minister provide to ensure that they can deliver vital services at this time?”
The Prime Minister responded:
“I mentioned the support that we have been giving to mental health charities across the country. We will be doing much more over the winter to support the voluntary sector, which, as the hon. Lady rightly says, does a fantastic job of helping in this crisis.”