Rejected petition Support ALL Freelancers & Self-Employed During Covid-19
Include PAYE freelancers in the SEISS - Use HMRC records and tax returns
Raise the cap for Sole Traders With Profits Over £50k
Include sole directors of Ltd companies in the SEISS. Include earnings from dividends
Include the newly Self-Employed in the SEISS. Use HMRC records
We’re calling on the UK Government to include these groups of freelance taxpayers in their relief package and for that relief to be on a par with that provided to employees and sole traders.
We are all taxpayers and we are all suffering. We have been repeatedly told by Rishi Sunak that we are all in this together and that we won’t be left behind. It’s time to make good on that promise.
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You may wish to sign these petitions calling for the same action.
Pay self employed workers a wage due to lack or earnings caused by COVID-19: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/303345
Provide COVID19 income support for the newly self-employed, without HMRC records: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/310471
Remove the £50k earnings limit for self-employed to access government funding: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/310455
Coronavirus Support Package for Directors / Shareholders of small Limited Co's: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/310515
Get HMRC to refund the Self-Employed their Jan 2020 1st Tax Payment on Account: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/304995
Bring forward COVID-19 Self-employment grants to April 2020: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/310898
You can find out about what Government support is available for people as a result of coronavirus (under the section on employment and financial support) here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
You can find out more about coronavirus and how you can protect yourself and others here:
The Government has also created an online service to help you out what you can do if you’re struggling because of coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support
You can read NHS tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus here: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips
You can read impartial analysis of the Government response to coronavirus and policy developments here:
You may also be interested to know that because of the large number of petitions that have been started in relation to coronavirus, the Petitions Committee has been questioning the Government about its response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Find out more and watch the Committee put questions suggested by petitioners to Government Ministers and the Deputy Chief Medical Officer: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/326/petitions-committee/news/145767/committee-question-deputy-chief-medical-officer-and-ministers-on-coronavirus-response/
Read letters asking further questions of Government Ministers: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/326/petitions-committee/publications/3/correspondence/
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