The Government's Self-Employed Income Support Scheme does not do enough to support the self-employed and freelancers. I have been contacted by many people in Hackney who are directors of limited companies or freelancers on short-term contracts who are cut off from support.
I have consistently stood up for freelancers in the House and pressed the Government back in March to release a support package for them (see here). I raised the issue of gaps in the support package on the 12 May, but the Chancellor failed to respond fully and simply repeated what the scheme includes (see video above). I have now written to him so that he may provide a reply that more fully addresses what the Government is doing to fill these gaps in support. I will post an update as soon as I receive a response.