Press Release: Extend the Job Retention Scheme now; people’s livelihoods and the economy are on the line

The Treasury is being urged by Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran to announce the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond May, to prevent a fresh wave of redundancies at the end of April. 

Update: Successful - the Chancellor has now extended the Furlough scheme to the end of June

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Op Ed - All Key Workers From Overseas Should Be Granted Indefinite Leave To Remain

Originally in Huffington Post

Over 24 million of us listened to the Queen talk on Sunday evening about how history will regard our generation. Particularly, we will remember the sacrifices made by everyone to preserve and protect our society, especially the most vulnerable people within it. As she said, the success of beating Covid-19 “will belong to every one of us.”

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Interview: ‘Old party politics must go’

Interview with the New European

Layla Moran talks to Tim Walker about how parties and political opponents should find ways to work together to tackle the coronavirus.

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Press Release: Layla Moran MP and pharmacists call for urgent scrapping of prescription charges

Layla Moran MP has joined with Chemist+Druggist (Community Pharmacy News) to call for prescription charges to be scrapped for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

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Op Ed: Why we need a Coronavirus Compensation Scheme

Originally on Lib Dem Voice

Last week, I launched a petition calling on the Government to implement a Coronavirus Compensation scheme, to protect the families of all frontline workers should the worst occur. I need your help to make it happen.

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Press Release: 50 MPs back campaign for compensation for families of front-line coronavirus victims

50 cross-party MPs and over 1150 members of the public have backed Layla Moran MP’s campaign for a Coronavirus Compensation Scheme, for the families of key frontline workers who lose their lives to the virus.

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Op Ed: Government’s u-turn over EU ventilator scheme should be welcomed

A few weeks ago, the EU announced that it would be ordering large quantities of ventilators and other medical equipment under its joint procurement scheme. This initiative allows participating countries to use their combined bargaining power to bulk buy medical supplies at a lower cost. As a result, face masks, protective overalls and other life-saving equipment will start being distributed to hospitals and care homes across Europe in as little as two weeks. This is a fantastic example of European solidarity, showing how working together benefits us all.

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Press Release: Introduce Coronavirus Compensation Scheme to support families of frontline workers

Layla Moran MP calls for compensation scheme following death of first UK doctor

Scheme should be modelled on Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

Petition has been set up for the public to register their support

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Press Release: Waiting until June does not give self-employed parity with those in employment

“An 80% grant for the self-employed is a welcome measure. However, after days of anxious uncertainty, there are still many unanswered questions for people who are already struggling to put food on the table and look after their families. Having to wait until early June does not give self-employed people parity with those in full-time work.

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Press Release: We can’t put Brexit over breathing; lives must come first

Responding to reports that the Government will not opt in to the EU joint procurement scheme (for vital medical equipment such as ventilators), Layla Moran has called for an urgent reconsideration, in order to help the NHS and save lives. 

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