Covid-19: Support for Self-employed People

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 27th April 2021.

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Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The hon. Lady will know that the SEISS is one of the most generous schemes of its kind. The range of overall measures that the Government have taken is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. I think she also knows that I personally and my officials have leant in as hard as we can to understand and to work with those groups to see whether we could extend the schemes. It has not been possible, because of features of the design of the tax system, but we have absolutely spent every effort possible to try to make it so.