To support the self-employed through the coronavirus outbreak the Government has introduced the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).
The Library will produce a briefing or material for the second reading debate and this page will be updated when it is made available.
The second reading paper may be updated as the Bill goes through Parliament; alternatively additional papers will be added to this page to reflect the Bill’s progress.
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This Commons briefing paper provides a brief overview of directors' duties and potential liabilities in relation to companies in financial difficulty. In particular, it looks at liability for wrongful and fraudulent trading and under the directors disqualification regime.
There will be a Westminster Hall debate on access to and acceptance of cash during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic on Thursday 3 December at 1:30 pm.