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Statutory self-employment pay

For self employed / freelancers

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Bill yesterday so this may be coming

Committee of the whole House: 23 March 2020            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.

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By Matrix
24th Mar 2020 07:06

Thanks Wanderer, great news. This will be a lot of work, do we need to prepare this tax year and will clients try and not claim expenses.

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By Wanderer
24th Mar 2020 07:11

Bear in mind it's a bill at this stage, not sure if it was passed.
Have posted a link but presently it's in moderation.

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By Rebecca Seeley Harris
24th Mar 2020 07:20

This doesn’t look to be like a real bill to me, just because of the language used. I’ll look into it.

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By Wanderer
24th Mar 2020 07:34
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By CWservices6064
24th Mar 2020 08:02

Confirmed as genuine and valid? Already getting clients asking about this who have had it tweeted to them...........can't keep up!

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By Wanderer
24th Mar 2020 08:08

Bear in mind it was a bill and the this particular clause sponsor WASN'T the Secretary of State then it's not definite that it was / will be passed.

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By CWservices6064
24th Mar 2020 08:17

Hi, yes quite right. Hopefully some sort of announcement today for self employed.

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By Nigel Henshaw
24th Mar 2020 08:03

£2917?

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
24th Mar 2020 21:50

NH wrote:

£2917?

£35k pa

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By norstar
24th Mar 2020 08:54

Hi. This was a proposed amendment by the House of Commons Public Bill Committee. Looks too simple to me and it's vague. "Freelancers"?!

I don't see this being passed in its current form but it's a starting point for a refined version

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By SXGuy
24th Mar 2020 10:02

LBC just announced that Richie will be announcing something at 11:30am regarding the Self Employed today.

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By John Stone
24th Mar 2020 12:16

He announced that he wasn't ready to announce! Not very helpful.

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By memyself-eye
24th Mar 2020 12:55

under this legislation what exactly is a 'freelancer'?

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By Wanderer
24th Mar 2020 12:58

It's not legislation, it was an amendment and has been kicked into the long grass by the Chancellor in the last hour. So, at present, can be safely ignored.

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By Laurence52
24th Mar 2020 16:07

As pointed out by others this was a proposed amendement, It was proposed by the Liberal Democrats and is not at present in the bill.
BBC article which mentions this:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52020234

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