Jeremy Corbyn pledges to help women and the self-employed

A new Labour Government would give statutory sick pay, maternity pay and paternity pay to the self-employed, according to the newly elected labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

The move has been subjected to scrutiny by some commentators, given that some people choose to work on a self-employed basis to take advantage of certain tax reliefs and any benefits they receive would have to be paid out of taxpayers’ money.

Jeremy Corbyn has also pledged a number of new measures to help women in the workplace, including:

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