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Extend income replacement schemes to those who don't currently qualify

Submitted by Mark Hinchliffe on Tuesday 17th November 2020

Published on Tuesday 24th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 24th May 2021

Current Signatures: 5,471
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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2020 ~ country ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Extend ~ Lockdown ~ Lockdowns ~ point ~ SEISS ~ Tax

Petition Action

Extend income replacement schemes to those who don't currently qualify

Petition Details

To address the gaping holes in the self-employed income support scheme (SEISS) and extend support to the desperately struggling newly self-employed, limited company directors and other groups that have been left devastated after seven months with no support.

Additional Information

The first lockdown came into force on the 23 of March 2020 leaving many unable to get their tax return in before the cut-off point of 23 April, meaning they were ineligible for financial support.

Many other workers have been furloughed to 80% of their wage. However, there are at least 3 million self-employed still not eligible, alongside other workers like directors of small limited companies. The self-employed are the backbone of this country and we need financial support!


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