This is the third in a series of weekly briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.
This briefing covers:
- Problems with the job retention scheme and the self-employed income support scheme
- Some workers being refused furlough
- Confusion regarding the self-employed income support scheme and how it interacts with the benefit system
- Some workers not eligible for income replacement schemes or UC