Alex Lacey was set for a bumper year of business before Covid hit in 2020.

A successful self-employed Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Ms Lacey was earning just over £50,000 a year before the pandemic.

Despite her industry’s trade being wiped out, the 50k cap on support for the self-employed workers means that Alex gets no support at all.

Like three million others, Alex is currently slipping through the net of Covid-19 financial assistance from the state.

Tracy Brabin, the MP for Batley and Spen launched her appeal to fill in gaps in financial support in a Ten Minute Rule Motion on Wednesday afternoon.

What is being excluded from financial help really like?