House of Commons
Support for small limited companies
EDM #351
Tabled 21 April 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House commends the Chancellor’s job retention schemes to help the employed and the self-employed during the covid-19 outbreak; in addition acknowledges that thousands of people working in a creative freelance capacity are excluded from those schemes; notes that directors of small limited companies that are often comprised of one person cannot access either scheme; further notes that, because of the way the arts industry typically functions, these people usually pay themselves a low salary and rely heavily on dividends; further acknowledges that this means that receiving 80 per cent of their salary, as offered by the schemes set out by the Chancellor, is not enough to live on; and calls on the Government to close the loophole in the job retention schemes by allowing small limited company directors to claim for 80 per cent of filed average earnings, including dividends.

Signatures (61)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
27 April 2020
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
27 April 2020
Timms, Stephen
Labour
27 April 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
27 April 2020
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
27 April 2020
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
27 April 2020
Wragg, Mr William
Conservative
27 April 2020
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
27 April 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
27 April 2020
Cryer, John
Labour
27 April 2020
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
28 April 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
28 April 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
28 April 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
28 April 2020
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
28 April 2020
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
28 April 2020
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
28 April 2020
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
29 April 2020
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
29 April 2020
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
29 April 2020
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
29 April 2020
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
29 April 2020
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
29 April 2020
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
04 May 2020
Penning, Sir Mike
Conservative
04 May 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
04 May 2020
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
04 May 2020
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
04 May 2020
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
04 May 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
05 May 2020
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
05 May 2020
Hill, Mike
Labour
05 May 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
11 May 2020
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
11 May 2020
Byrne, Ian
Labour
18 May 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
26 May 2020
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
28 May 2020
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
02 June 2020
Lewis, Clive
Labour
03 June 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
03 June 2020
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
16 June 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
17 June 2020
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
23 June 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
25 June 2020
Trickett, Jon
Labour
07 July 2020
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
08 July 2020
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
13 July 2020
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
13 July 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion