Coronavirus Bill Amendment Rejected

The Amendment to the Coronavirus Bill to pay self employed 80% of earnings was rejected

The Amendment put forward was;

14 Coronavirus Bill, continued

“Statutory self-employment pay

(1) The Secretary of State must, by regulations, introduce a scheme of Statutory Self-Employment Pay.

(2) The scheme must make provision for payments to be made out of public funds to individuals who are

(a) self-employed, or

(b) freelancers.

(3) The payments to be made in subsection (2) are to be set so that the net monthly

earnings of an individual specified in subsection (2) do not fall below—

(i) 80 per cent of their monthly net earnings, averaged over the last three
years, or

(ii) £2,917

whichever is lower.

(4) No payment to be made under subsection (2) shall exceed £2,917 per month.

(5) A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section is subject to
annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
Source: Committee of the whole House: 23 March 2020 Coronavirus Bill

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