Freelancers and the Self Employed – Proposed Protection.

The House of Commons Public Bill Committee has proposed an amendment to the Coronavirus Bill to “top up” the earnings of self-employed workers and freelancers.

This amendment, Statutory Self-Employment Pay, will compel the Government to introduce regulations ensuring that self-employed people and freelancers receive guaranteed earnings of the LOWER of:

  1. 80% of their monthly net earnings, averaged over the last three years; or
  2. £2,917 per month.

You can find the amendment here. Please bear in mind that at present this is not finalised so please watch out for further clarification in the coming days. Should you have any questions please contact one of our employment team.

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