My income wasn’t much due to moving to a new region and having to start up again with no contacts, but I was working at it and making progress. That all came to a stop with lockdown — I tried to get a new online business going but it’s been very hard, so my income has been absolutely minimal. It’s not so much the money, more the feeling that I’m worthless and nobody’s aware of the fact that so many people have been excluded from government help. It’s unfair and undeserved, yet we’ve been called fraudsters and deadweights, and that’s the impression that the public have taken away — just as the government intended. It’s a shameful way to treat people like myself — I’ve worked and paid taxes all my life yet have been completely excluded. All in this together? Rubbish!