Replacement of Coronavirus Support Schemes With More Targeted Assistance — 9 Sep 2020 at 15:52
The Coronavirus Job Retention scheme funds 80% of regular wages for those put on leave (furloughed), capped at £2,500 per month, with payments made via employers. The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme offered 80% of the previous three years' average self-employment profits for three months, capped at £8,400, followed by 70% of profits for a further three months, capped at £6,570.
The motion opposed by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- calls for the Government to abandon its one-size-fits-all withdrawal of the Coronavirus Job Retention and Self-Employment Income Support Schemes, and instead offer targeted income support to businesses and self-employed people in those sectors of the economy that have been hardest hit by the virus and are most in need of continuing assistance, and in those areas of the country which have been placed under local restrictions due to rising rates of infection.
Technically the motion rejected by a majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the original words stand part of the Question.
the "original words" were those in the motion quoted above.
-  Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Gov.uk website.
-  Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Gov.uk website
-  How HMRC works out trading profits and non-trading income for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Gov.uk website
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||326 (+2 tell)||0||0||90.1%|
|Lab||0||188 (+2 tell)||0||94.1%|