Fortunately I do not rely entirely on my hospo gig for my whole income, only just over half of it (I am also a veterinary nurse), so I know I’m lucky there compared to many. But the vet nursing wage is abysmal, so paying for my rent, bills, groceries, petrol etc, whilst also financially helping a couple of loved ones is about to become a whole lot more difficult than it already was. I still earn only JUST over the threshold too much to be eligible for government support. There are countless of us, and many struggling harder than me. More needs to be done, now.