IPSE urges government to extend self-employed support scheme

The government is being urged to extend its coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) for as long as self-employed individuals require it.

Harrogate: 01423 524322 - mail@howardmatthews.co.uk :: Leeds: 0113 2862663 - darren@howardmatthews.co.uk

The government is being urged to extend its coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) for as long as self-employed individuals require it.

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) said that the difference between the SEISS and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for employees is a 'glaring injustice'. It warned that the self-employed could be forced to work in unsafe conditions.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently extended the CJRS until the end of October. However, the SEISS only covers March to May. Under the SEISS, the government will pay self-employed people a taxable grant based on an average of their earnings over the past three years.

Andy Chamberlain, Director of Policy at IPSE, said: 'The self-employed aren't just a vital and major part of the workforce, they are also the hard-working entrepreneurs we will need to kickstart the economy after coronavirus. However, most of them cannot continue their work in the midst of this deadly pandemic and they are relying on government support to keep their businesses afloat.

'We were delighted when the government heeded our calls and set up the SEISS, but now it must keep it open as long as the self-employed need it. It must not commit a glaring injustice by extending the employee CJRS but pulling the rug from under the self-employed.'

Xero - Certified Advisor Sage logo
About us

Established in 1985 we moved from Wetherby to Harrogate in 1995. Howard Matthews Partnership is now one of the leading firms in Harrogate and is highly respected in the business community.

Learn more

Latest news
Contact Details

Please call:
01423 524322

Howard Matthews Partnership, Queensgate House, 23 North Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5PD

Home | Contact us | Site map | Accessibility | Disclaimer | Help |

© 2020 Howard Matthews Partnership. All rights reserved. powered by totalSOLUTION
Harrogate Office : Howard Matthews Partnership, Queensgate House, 23 North Park Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 5PD
Leeds Office : Howard Matthews Partnership, Lidgett House, 56 Lidgett Lane, Garforth, Leeds LS25 1LL

We use cookies on this website, you can find more information about cookies here.
ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales CIOT - Chartered Tax Advisors