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Self-employed Persons: Financial Support

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:31 pm on 24th March 2020.

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Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 12:31 pm, 24th March 2020

My hon. Friend will recall that the Budget included targeted action specifically on council tax, with a £0.5 billion package to allow targeted support on council tax. I think he is drawing his attention to a slightly wider issue of concern, particularly where one member of a household works in the NHS as a key worker and one is at home, but of course that draws attention to the fact that this is a complex scheme that we are seeking to design. Those are the sort of issues we are working through.