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Topical Questions

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Labour, Ilford North

One newspaper is already reporting that the Chancellor will implement an income protection scheme for the self-employed and make an announcement in the next 24 hours. I must say I got a slightly longer timescale from the Chancellor’s earlier reply, when he talked about the end of April. To come back to the point about reassurance, will he give some real reassurance now to those anxious self-employed people across the country that an announcement will be made very shortly?