The current government is overwhelmingly white, overwhelmingly male, and, crucially, almost exclusively from upper class backgrounds. This lack of diversity at the highest level means a lack of perspectives, a lack of life experiences and a glaring lack of understanding of the different challenges and needs of the people government is supposed to serve.
Author: Mo Kanjilal & Allegra Chapman
Mo & Allegra are business women on a mission to help people reimagine the world of work to include everyone. They both have many years of business experience. They are Co-Creators of Watch This Sp_ce, a consultancy to help workplaces reimagine work to include everyone. They are both writers and are currently writing a business book together, and they are both writing a novel. They are part of the Sussex Bylines team.
When the government announced the furlough scheme for workers hit by the coronavirus lockdown, they initially forgot about the estimated five million self-employed people in the UK. After campaigning from several MPs and lobbying groups, they did announce a scheme for the self-employed, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), on 26 March. This caused temporary […]