Competition Law and Covid19

Dave Ashdown made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Her Majesty's Treasury

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Dear Her Majesty's Treasury,

It seems that the government have intentionally allowed the self-employed competitors of Ltd Company Directors to have an unfair advantage by supplying the majority of self-employed with a grant and able to carry on working when conversely Ltd Company Directors are unable to furlough themselves if they have even the smallest bit of work including answering an email and are offered debt in the way of a loan.

When deciding to fund many self-employed people through SeiSS grant, was Competition Law from the Competition and Marketing Agency considered? What steps were taken to make sure that the assistance was fair for everyone including Ltd Company Directors and that the government assistance wasn't damaging to those that didn't receive any grants? Is there a case of the competition law was broken?

Yours faithfully,

Dave Ashdown

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