'Over the next 12 weeks charities will lose £4 billion in vital income that they would have received from the British public, at the same time as a 42% surge in demand for their services. They need urgent help to maintain and expand their services.'
'Our government can act now to provide more targeted support that will get money in the pockets of people who are really feeling the pressure.'
Our planning rules will not deliver the homes needed to solve the housing crisis. Under the current system, one in five suburban neighbourhoods have built no new homes in the past decade.'
It is to be hoped that this recognition of the importance of public services and the hard work of those who provide them will continue when we return to more normal times.