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Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Barristers

Question for Treasury

UIN HL5251, tabled on 3 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to expand the range of evidence newly practising barristers can submit to be eligible for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.

Answered on

17 June 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has said there will be no further changes and no further extensions to the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), which continues to be one of the most generous in the world.

Barristers who are ineligible for this scheme may be eligible for other elements of the unprecedented financial support provided by the Government. This package includes Bounce Back loans, tax deferrals, rental support,?increased levels of Universal Credit, mortgage holidays, and other business support grants.

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