Government needs ro raise SEISS threshold to help self-employed dentists

Some dentists face losing their practice unless they receive government help.

Kevin Brennan MP is calling on the UK government to raise the SEISS threshold to allow more self-employed people to get the help they need.
New evidence suggest that over three-quarters of dentists will receive not support from government support schemes. In particular, many self-employed dentists earned just above the £50,000 threshold for support through the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Dental practices are also not eligible for business rates relief and many do not qualify for a small business grant. This has left dentists with no option but to apply for a Coronavirus Interruption Loan (CBIL). However over 90% of applicants were unable to secure credit.
While some will get support from the NHS those in private practises do not and will not be able to access financial help.
The UK government needs to prevent health professionals, such as dentists, and other professionals who are vital to our communities. This is why I have joined Fleur Anderson MP’s campaign in urging the UK government to prevent this by:
1)      Raising the £50,000 cap on support through SEISS
2)      Intervening to ensure easier access to the CBIL scheme
3)      Extend business rates relief to all practices.