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Majority in England turned down for self-isolation support, data shows

Exclusive: only 30% of people who apply get financial help, according to council figures

About 70% of people who apply for financial support to self-isolate due to Covid-19 are rejected, according to data from half of all England’s councils, amid warnings of a “gaping hole” in the government’s approach to the pandemic.

A study of 171 local authorities found that only 36,000 people received a one-off £500 payment out of more than 120,000 applications. In one in four council areas, 90% of people were turned away.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Majority in England turned down for self-isolation support, data shows ———