Article preview: The latest update to the package of government financial support was well-received by those who benefit from the intervention. But what of those who fall through the cracks? The think tank Resolution Foundation believes that the £12.7 billion spent on the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has been terribly targeted at those in need. They calculate that more than 400,000 workers claiming support did not lose any income during the crisis. However, almost 500,000 people still without work have received no government support at all.
Self-employed support has been terribly targeted
This 636-word blog post looks at new research from the Resolution Foundation which found that the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has been terribly targeted at those in need. Written on 28th October 2020.
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