Greater Manchester mayor calls for more support for self-employed workers
In his letter the Mayor writes that this group of self-employed people are not currently supported by the emergency scheme implemented by the Treasury at the start of the coronavirus crisis.
He writes: "I welcome the steps that you have taken to ensure that the scheme is fair and is of benefit to many of the UK’s self-employed businesses and individuals through this challenging time.
"I believe, however, that the scheme leaves a significant gap for a specific group of the self-employed community who have set up their businesses since April 2019 and who do not qualify for the scheme.
"While I applaud your efforts and your ability to listen I believe that in the interests of fairness you do need to do more to help this group."
He suggests workers are given a short window to submit early tax returns for 2019-20 and then access to the scheme.
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