of 100,000 signatures
To Rishi Sunak
UPDATE: The government just announced that they are extending the self-employed income support to 40% of profits (instead of just 20%). Our pressure is working: please will you sign and share the petition to raise support to 60%?
Petition to raise the third Self Employment Income Support Scheme grant from 20 percent to at least 60 percent.
Whilst many self employed people in the hospitality sector and other industries are being prevented from working, they are only being supported with a 20 percent wage, whereas PAYE furlough is at two thirds of wages (over 60 percent).
HMRC state 'HMRC are providing broadly the same level of support for the self-employed as is being provided for employees through the Job Support scheme' but this is absolutely untrue. Let us work, or support us with a basic living wage.