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Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

Question for Treasury

UIN 94591, tabled on 23 September 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of self-employed beauty industry workers being unable to carry out treatments as a result of covid-19 restrictions remaining in place for the next six months.

Answered on

28 September 2020

The Government recognises that this is a challenging time for the beauty sector, where businesses were required to stay closed for longer than some others.

The SEISS Grant Extension will help the self-employed who are currently actively trading but are facing reduced demand. The Government will provide an initial SEISS grant covering 20% of average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £1,875 in total. This grant will cover a three-month period from the start of November until the end of January. A second grant will cover a three-month period from the start of February until the end of April.

We will continue to monitor the impact of the restrictions necessary to curb the spread of Covid-19 on businesses and the economy and the need for further support.

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