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Lack of financial support for self-employed and small limited companies during the covid-19 outbreak

EDM (Early Day Motion) 591: tabled on 09 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 57 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 10 June 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Glasgow South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Inverclyde
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
North Ayrshire and Arran
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2020
Midlothian
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2020
Liverpool, Wavertree
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2020
Denton and Reddish
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Glasgow North
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 June 2020
Dunfermline and West Fife
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
East Renfrewshire
Donaldson, Sir Jeffrey M
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Lagan Valley
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Belfast South
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Stirling
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 15 June 2020
North Down
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
East Lothian
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Glasgow South
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2020
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2020
Westminster North
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Belfast East
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Livingston
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Dundee West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 June 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 June 2020
Glenrothes
Tami, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Alyn and Deeside
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Streatham
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Leyton and Wanstead
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Perth and North Perthshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Argyll and Bute
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Birkenhead
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2020
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2020
Rhondda
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2020
Richmond Park
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2020
Ealing, Southall
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2020
Glasgow North West
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2020
Brent North
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2020
Hammersmith
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2020
Jarrow
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2020
Makerfield
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2020
Kingston and Surbiton
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2020
Hartlepool
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.