THE owner of Chloe May’s Dance Academy in Catshill has berated Chancellor Rishi Sunak in a music video, after being left frustrated by lack of Government support for her business.
Academy principle Chloe May claims she was one of 3million people nationally who received no cash from the Government during lockdown, despite her business being forced to close.
After being left financially bare, Chloe decided to join a group called ExcludedUK – a non-profit organisation aiming to end Government loop-holes and exclusions.
She said: “I joined the group’s virtual choir and that helped me stay sane during an extremely difficult time.
“I suffered from anxiety and depression, caused by the stress of trying to save my business from going under.”
Chloe and other members of the group produced a parody single of Les Miserables’ ‘One Day More’, calling upon Chancellor Rishi Sunak to address the gaps in government support.
In the YouTube video Chloe May’s Dance Academy features prominently.
Lyrics ‘Rishi help us, hear our plea! Please don’t say you helped us all, everyone for parity’ can be heard.
Another line says ‘you could nip this in the bud, we have worked since you were school boys, now we’re sinking in the mud’.
Chloe added: “Luckily, thanks to my customer support, we have made it through six months of lockdown with online zoom classes.
“I have also recently received a grant from Wyre Forest Council which is brilliant.
“But unfortunately many of the 3million people in ExcludedUK are not in the position I am.
“They are unable to open their businesses or are struggling to find new employment.”
The video can be seen here –
Head to www.chloemaysdanceacademy.co.uk for more information on the Catshill Social Club-based academy, which officially reopened its doors on September 15.