Rushanara Ali MP calls for urgent action to help workers left out of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

On 15 April 2020, the Government changed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme by extending the eligibility date to 19 March 2020, which means that anyone reported on payroll by 19 March is now eligible to be furloughed. However, the Government also announced that employers have to have logged RTI submissions with HMRC and added employees to payroll by this date, a practice that commonly falls to the end of each month. Continue reading

Celebrities share urgent message about coronavirus for the British Asian communities

Following reports of the disproportionate impact coronavirus has on BAME communities, a group of prominent British-Asian celebrities have created a health advice video targeting the Asian community.  Continue reading

MPs call on UK Government to help return British nationals from Bangladesh

Thirty-four MPs have called on the UK Government to act urgently to return British nationals from Bangladesh. In a letter to the Foreign Secretary sent on Tuesday 14 April, the MPs raised their concerns on behalf of thousands of British nationals currently stranded in Bangladesh.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's message of support for key workers during coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest public health emergency of our time. The virus has taken away friends, relatives and loved ones, and caused great uncertainty for us all. My thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones. But together, our families, and our communities, will come through this.   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on Labour party leadership election result

On 4 April 2020 Sir Keir Starmer was elected as the new leader of the Labour Party.  Continue reading

Over 200 parliamentarians call on UK Government to provide global humanitarian support during coronavirus pandemic

UK and other wealthy governments must take action to protect world’s poorest countries during coronavirus pandemic  OVER 200 PARLIAMENTARIANS from across parties are calling on the UK Government to provide urgent support to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries and communities as they deal with the COVID-19 crisis. Continue reading

Coronavirus update

Please follow the official advice for coronavirus, which is based on scientific and medical advice. The official advice on coronavirus has changed and is likely to continue to, so please do make sure you're following the most up-to-date advice, by using the links listed below. For all the latest information on coronavirus including symptoms and how to avoid spreading germs visit: http://nhs.uk/coronavirus. For further information on coronavirus and the UK government’s advice visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Rushanara Ali MP’s statement on the Spring Budget

After the Spring Budget announcement on 11 March, Rushanara Ali MP made the following statement:  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP campaigns to save Mildmay Hospital

Following news that London's only HIV/AIDS Hospital, made famous by Princess Diana, faces closure, Rushanara Ali MP joined the team at Mildmay Hospital to support their campaign.    Continue reading