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Travel Agents: Coronavirus

Question for Treasury

UIN HL12560, tabled on 25 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend COVID-19 financial support to home-based, self-employed travel agents without a rateable property.

Answered on

8 February 2021

Throughout the pandemic, the Government has sought to protect people’s jobs and livelihoods and to support businesses and public services across the UK. The Government has put in place an economic package of support, spending over £280 billion this year to provide this support.

Self-employed individuals may be eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. The third taxable grant is now open for applications and is worth 80% of average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering three months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total. There will be a fourth grant covering February 2021 to April 2021. The Government will set out further details, including the level of the fourth grant, in due course.

Individuals and families have also benefited from increased welfare payments, mortgage holidays, and a stay on repossession proceedings.

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