Employment: Coronavirus:Written question - 70990

Asked on: 08 July 2020
Employment: Coronavirus
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to support freelancers and people on short-term PAYE contracts who are not entitled to support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 16 July 2020

The Government has prioritised helping the greatest number of people as quickly as possible, and the CJRS and SEISS have provided support to more than 11 million people across the country.

Those who are not eligible for the CJRS and SEISS may have access to other support that the Government is providing, including a package of temporary welfare measures, £3.2bn in funding for local authorities to support the most vulnerable people in society, mortgage payment holidays, and a nearly £1bn increase in support for renters through increases to the Local Housing Allowance rates for Universal Credit and Housing Benefit claimants.

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