The hospitality sector has been named in a Treasury select committee report which finds more than 1m people have been locked out of government coronavirus support schemes.

The report highlights how many in the industry are losing out while on furlough due to the fact tronc is not counted in pay calculations.

It also includes evidence from UK Hospitality about staff who were ineligible for the furlough scheme due to their start date.

Meanwhile, the self-employed income support scheme is not open to an estimated 225,000 people whose trading profits exceed a £50,000 cap.

It also excludes hundreds of thousands of people who became self-employed too recently to have tax records, along with directors of limited companies who pay themselves largely through dividends.

Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, told the committee this week that the Treasury had achieved “a generally generous and very broad broad-brush approach that has . . . resulted in some pretty rough justice”.

The committee argued that with the period of support now extended, the government should be able to adapt the schemes to iron out their inequities — even if, in the case of limited company directors, it required a more labour-intensive vetting process that would need significant resources.

“As we all start to focus on this next stage and the recovery, we want to ensure more than a million people who have fallen through the gaps in support schemes are not forgotten,” it said.

Mel Stride, Chair of the Treasury Committee, said: “The Chancellor has said that he will do whatever it takes to support people and businesses from the economic impact of the pandemic.

“Overall, he has acted at impressive scale and pace. However, the Committee has identified well over a million people who – through no fault of their own – have lost livelihoods while being locked down and locked out of the main support programmes.

“If it is to be fair and completely fulfil its promise of doing whatever it takes, the Government should urgently enact our recommendations to help those who have fallen through the gaps.”