Thank you for contacting me about support for the self-employed.
I can fully appreciate what a difficult time it is for those who are self-employed. I welcome that measures have been announced to help self-employed people, many of whom are especially vulnerable during this time.
It’s been a worrying time for all of us in Derbyshire Dales who have been putting so much effort into making business COVID secure. Following the Prime Minister’s press statement on Saturday 31 October we now have some clarity of what is happening in the run up to Christmas.
Last Wednesday’s debate in Parliament was an ‘Opposition Day Debate’ – it was not legislation and votes on such debates are never binding. It is, as it says, a debate and has no impact on Government policy.