Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Treasury written question – answered on 20th May 2020.

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Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Labour, Cardiff West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme rules to enable women that took maternity leave in the relevant years to exempt periods of maternity leave from the average income calculation for that scheme.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Labour, Cardiff West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential differential effect on the performance of female-led businesses of not discounting periods of maternity leave in the calculation of financial support under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Labour, Cardiff West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on self-employed women in the creative industries of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme not discounting periods of maternity leave when calculating financial support.

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

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme has been designed to deliver support as quickly and effectively as possible to millions of individuals. The Government understands the challenges faced by those with periods of maternity leave and the existing averaging calculation does account for periods of reduced profits. The Government will continue to work with stakeholders to make sure the correct funding reaches those who need it most, keeping all policies under review, while ensuring that any potential changes do not risk the wider delivery of Government schemes.

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