24 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Proposed Statutory Self-Employment Pay

202003 MHA Monahans Coronavirus

There has been a proposed amendment to the Coronavirus Bill by the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which would mean the Self-Employed would be entitled to Statutory Self-Employment Pay.

If accepted, it compels the government to introduce Regulations providing that “freelancers” and “self-employed people” should receive guaranteed earnings of:

(a) 80% of their monthly net earnings, averaged over the last 3 years


(b) £2,917 per month

whichever is lower.

Given the speed that these emergency legislations are being passed, we expect this to be passed in the coming days.

Read the amendment here: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/58-01/0122/amend/coronavirus_daily_cwh_0320rev.14-18.html

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Information correct at time of publishing.