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Financial support for self employed people during the covid-19 outbreak

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1188: tabled on 25 November 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern research from the National Audit Office which has found that 2.9 million freelancers, contractors and newly self-employed are excluded from the Government's Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which estimates that 38 per cent of individuals with self-employment income are ineligible for the support scheme; expresses disappointment that whilst the latest version of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme expands levels of financial support available, an expansion of eligibility for the scheme has not been forthcoming from the Government; believes that the continued suspension of the minimum income floor of Universal Credit is inadequate to meet the needs of all those locked out of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme; and calls on the Government to urgently expand the eligibility criteria of its provision for Self-Employment income support in order to prevent millions of people facing financial hardship.

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 26 November 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2020
Liverpool, Walton
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2020
East Renfrewshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Hopkins, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Luton South
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2020
Liverpool, Riverside
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2020
Jarrow
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Gateshead
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2020
Hartlepool
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Bonnar, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 2 December 2020
Worthing West
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Dundee West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Strangford
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 December 2020
Falkirk
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2020
Bedford
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 December 2020
Ceredigion
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2020
Glasgow South West
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2020
Salford and Eccles
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2020
Poplar and Limehouse
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2020
Streatham
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2021
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.