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Offer 80% financial support to persons in the 'Construction Industry Scheme'

Submitted by ryan buckland on Tuesday 24th March 2020

Published on Thursday 7th May 2020

Current status: Closed

Closed: Saturday 7th November 2020

Signatures: 147

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construction ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Government ~ HMRC ~ It ~ Paye ~ Tax ~ The Government ~ Unite

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Offer 80% financial support to persons in the 'Construction Industry Scheme'

Petition Details

Workers enrolled in the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) are taxed at source, as are PAYE employees. The Government should therefore pay 80% of the income of workers enrolled in the CIS who are unable to work because of coronavirus, as they are doing for PAY employees.

Additional Information

This will treat CIS workers the same as employed workers. It should be simple to implement this as the tax is paid through the CIS before being paid to the worker, and should be able to be identified by HMRC.

A Freedom of Information request made by Unite last year found that 1.03 million construction workers were paid via the CIS scheme in 2018/19. The Government should support these workers.

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