Martin Whitfield MP has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urge him to immediately suspend the Government’s ‘Loan Charge’ policy and conduct an independent review of it.

Mr Whitfield has joined more than 200 parliamentary colleagues in making this call, which Mr Johnson himself committed to during the recent Tory leadership contest.

The demand for action follows a report from the Loan Charge All-Party Parliamentary Group published in April which made various key recommendations, including a six-month delay of the Loan Charge and a judge-led review of the policy.

Martin Whitfield MP said:

“Today I have written to Prime Minister urging him to immediately suspend the Government’s controversial ‘Loan Charge’ policy and conduct an independent review.

“The Loan Charge APPG has been working hard on behalf of the estimated 50,000 people across the UK, including constituents of mine in East Lothian, who have been affected by the policy.

“However, action from Government is required to halt this policy which is causing so much damage to so many lives. I hope the Prime Minister listens and is true to his word on this issue.”

The APPG report can be downloaded here http://www.loanchargeappg.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Loan-Charge-Inquiry-Report-April-2019-FINAL-1.pdf)