Estimates Day: HMRC spending on job retention scheme and support for the self- employed

An Estimates Day debate on 'HMRC spending on job retention scheme and support for the self- employed' has been scheduled for 7 July 2020.

An Estimates Day debate on ‘HMRC spending on the job retention scheme and support for the self- employed’ has been scheduled for 7 July 2020. The subject for this debate was selected by the Backbench Business Committee following the publication of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2020-21 on 4 May 2020.  

This debate comes at a time when the Government is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, and a series of additional funding announcements have been made by Central Government relating to HMRC have not all been included in the Main Supply Estimates due to timing

Further reading

1)Reports/studies

Paid sick leave to protect income, health and jobs through the COVID-19 crisis, OECD, 2 July 2020

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, HMRC, 1 July 2020

The Full Monty:Facing up to the challenge of the coronavirus labour market crisis , Resolution Foundation, 29 June 2020

Coronavirus: Effect on the economy and public finances, House of Commons Library, 19 June 2020 [see also other Library research on Coronavirus]

Commentary on the public sector finances – May 2020, Office for Budget Responsibility,19 June 2020

Economic impact of coronavirus: Gaps in support, House of Commons Treasury Select Committee, 15 June 2020

COVID-19: Policy responses across Europe, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, June 2020

 Self-employment in the Covid-19 crisis, LSE Centre for Economic Performance, May 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees, ACAS website

Tackling coronavirus (COVID‑19),  OECD website [includes country policy tracker]

2)News

Sunak damps hopes of big UK tax cuts, Financial Times, 2 July 2020

lExtend furlough scheme for people in local lockdown, Labour’s Anneliese Dodds demands, Politics Home, 3 July 2020

Two thirds of furloughed workers to return by September, Personnel Today, 2 July 2020

How is the government’s furlough scheme changing on 1 July? The Independent website, 1 July 2020

One million people locked out of coronavirus income support, MPs warn, The Independent website, 15 June 2020

More than a third of employees furloughed in some UK towns, The Guardian, 11 June 2020

3)Parliamentary proceedings

Parliamentary proceedings on the Job Retention Scheme (May 2020- )

  • Commons Debate Pack CDP-2020-0078
  • Authors: Andy Powell, Antony Seely, Daniel Ferguson, Fintan Codd, Gail Bartlett
  • Topics: Diseases, Work & Incomes