ON the floor of the House of Commons this week, South Lakes MP Tim Farron urged the Government to support directors of small limited companies and the recently self-employed, who he argues are missing out on financial aid.

Next week the Chancellor will unveil an emergency budget statement designed to tackle the threat of millions of Covid-19 job losses.

Mr Farron said: “It is still beyond me that the Government have still not been able to find a package to support people who make their living by being directors of very small limited companies.

“I can think of a person I know well in my constituency who is a photographer. He is a one-person band, effectively; he is not the director of some large corporation. His income has been completely stopped these past three months.

“The Government surely could still find ways of ensuring that directors of small limited companies are able to get support.”