Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Treasury written question – answered on 7th July 2020.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend the timeframe for the (a) Job Retention Scheme and (b) Self-Employment Support Scheme for industries that are unable to resume economic activities as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Photo of Kate Osborne Kate Osborne Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for businesses that have not been given a date for reopening.

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

After eight months of the CJRS, the scheme will close at the end of October. The SEISS will remain open for applications for the second and final grant until 19 October.

It is the case that some sectors will be affected by coronavirus for longer than others, and the Government will seek to support those sectors appropriately.

The Government will continue to engage with businesses and representative groups with the aim of ensuring that support provided is right for those sectors and for the economy as a whole.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.