🎥 Question on Treasury support for the self-employed

Jason asked Steve Barclay during the financial support debate when support for the self-employed would be announced by the Treasury.

Jason McCartney MP

I welcome that the Treasury is working hard on supporting the self-employed. We must remember that these are local freelancers. They are mobile hairdressers, childminders, freelance driving instructors, photographers, musicians, IT consultants and home-based travel agents.

They have lost all their income.

Can the Minister confirm that the package for the self-employed, freelancers and sole traders will be announced by the end of the week?

Steve Barclay MP

I refer to the answer I gave a moment ago. We are actively looking at this and we hope to bring forward proposals in the coming days.