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Extending the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

EDM (Early Day Motion) 518: tabled on 20 May 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the support provided through the Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) but is concerned that that scheme will not cover claimants beyond the end of May 2020; regrets that many self-employed people have not been eligible for that scheme due to anomalies in that scheme's criteria; notes that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in full until the end of July 2020 and partially until October 2020; calls on the Government to commit to introducing a second phase of the SEISS providing a taxable grant of 80 per cent of claimants’ average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering June 2020 and July 2020; further calls on the Government to introduce a third phase of that scheme covering August 2020 to October 2020, providing partial support along similar lines to the CJRS' partial extension; and urges the Government to correct the anomalies that occurred in the first phase of the SEISS to ensure that help is provided to all self-employed people who require it.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.