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Angela Rayner reveals son had to borrow money from her to survive Covid isolation

Angela Rayner has revealed that her son was forced to borrow money from her to survive isolation as she urged the Government to increase sick-pay.

Labour's deputy leader said her 24-year-old, Ryan, who works in hospitality, was among thousands of people losing out out for doing the right thing when exposed to coronavirus.

She called on the Government to urgently boost statutory sick pay, currently £96.35 a week, and make it illegal for bosses to dismiss staff when self-isolating.

"The cost of not doing that is that they spread the virus and more people are off and it costs the economy more in the long run," she said.

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