Stop self employed people who received SEISS grants being put in "mortgage prison"

Stop self employed people who received SEISS grants being put in "mortgage prison"

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Roz Bambling started this petition to Rishi Sunak and

Despite the government assuring the self employed that they wouldn't be financially penalised in the future by accepting the SEISS grants during the pandemic, mortgage lenders are not accepting anyone who has taken these grants for new mortgage applications. 

The government handed out the grants to the self employed under the proviso that they were for loss of earnings and wouldn't affect credit scores or lending capacities. However this is just not the case.

Banks and building society underwriters are refusing new mortgage applications to anyone self employed who accepted the SEISS grants.

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