Watch: Huw's question on measures to protect pre-schools during Covid-19

I welcome the Government’s measures to protect businesses and individuals. However, I asked the Chancellor to do more to support our pre-schools/nurseries who pay business rates but are not eligible for the £10,000 one of grant.

I am pleased that the Chancellor said that he was happy to review. Watch below:



Huw Merriman (Bexhill and Battle) (Con)

I welcome the package that the Chancellor has laid out and all the work that he has been doing. He said that he will look at other things over the coming days. May I please ask him to consider pre-schools and nurseries? They pay business rates, so will not receive the £10,000, but they are not within the category of hospitality, retail and leisure. Mine have been in to see me today and they are very worried. It would be awful for the very people that rely on them—the parents. Will my right hon. Friend consider that ask?

Rishi Sunak

I thank my hon. Friend for his comments and am happy to look at what he is saying.