House of Commons
Lack of financial support for self-employed and small limited companies during the covid-19 outbreak
EDM #591
Tabled 09 June 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House notes the acute difficulties facing business owners throughout the covid-19 outbreak, particularly self-employed people and directors of small limited companies; understands that the Government's financial packages have left behind people who have been left ineligible for any form of Government support; further notes that many self-employed directors of limited companies operated their businesses in this way following incentives from successive Governments by means of tax arrangements that made it easier to establish a limited company and expresses its deep regret that the Government has left these workers and business owners stranded and unable to access financial support through either the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or the Self Employed Income Support Scheme; considers the availability of universal credit to be insufficient to allow people to both live and protect their businesses; and backs the calls from campaign group Excluded, which estimates that some three million workers have been excluded from Government support to date, to end disparities in Government covid-19 support packages that are currently excluding millions of people across the UK, putting livelihoods and businesses at risk.

Signatures (46)

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.
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
10 June 2020
Barker, Paula
Labour
11 June 2020
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
11 June 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
11 June 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
11 June 2020
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
11 June 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
15 June 2020
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
15 June 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
15 June 2020
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
15 June 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
15 June 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
15 June 2020
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
15 June 2020
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
16 June 2020
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
17 June 2020
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
17 June 2020
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
17 June 2020
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
17 June 2020
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
18 June 2020
Tami, Mark
Labour
22 June 2020
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
22 June 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Cryer, John
Labour
22 June 2020
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
22 June 2020
Whitley, Mick
Labour
22 June 2020
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
23 June 2020
Bryant, Chris
Labour
24 June 2020
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
24 June 2020
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
24 June 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
25 June 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion