Corona Diaries: Workers Who Fall Through the Cracks
Thank you, Harriet Harman!
The Labour MP for Camberwell & Peckham has written a letter to chancellor Rishi Sunak on behalf of self-employed creatives who fall through the cracks re government support for coronavirus.
“I am writing to ask what further provision you are considering for these self-employed people who fall between the two schemes and to register my backing of Equity’s proposals to address this issue.
“I am concerned that many self-employed people, those working on a series of fixed-term PAYE contracts and those operating as limited companies are not eligible. This will disproportionally hit those in the creative industries.” Well said.
The government has done a fantastic job pulling support schemes together at speed during this crisis. Inevitably there will be holes and not everyone is eligible. As a sole director/limited company, I fall through the cracks. I was due to start a second contract via an agency which has now been withdrawn. See this thread on LinkedIn from worker…