Covid self-employment income support scheme unfair say mothers

Campaigners are bringing a judicial review for indirect sexual discrimination on Thursday.

They say the way the self-employed income support scheme or SEISS is calculated- by averaging out profits between 2016 to 19 – is unfair to to around 75,000 women who’ve taken time off in that period for maternity leave. The government insists using a three-year average is the best way of reflecting a self-employed worker’s income.

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