The scheme pays a total of $9,000 to every eligible Self-Employed Person (SEP) over a period of nine months; the enhancement brought the total number of auto qualifying SEPs from 88,000 to around 100,000.
A total of $88 million will now be available to support our SEPs to go for training. Leveraging the Government's SEP Training Support Scheme and co-funded by the Government and NTUC, SEPs can now earn as they train. This total fund comprises the Government's $84 million SEP Training Support Scheme and a $4 million top up from the NTUC Training
NTUC, affiliated unions and associations, and the Government have come together to offer aid to union members living in Singapore who are facing financial hardship due to the Covid-19 situation.
NTUC will be stepping up efforts to help freelancers and Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) make appeals to the Government for their SEP Income Relief Scheme (SIRS) applications. This was announced by NTUC Secretary-General Ng Chee Meng in Parliament on Monday, 6 April 2020.
Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) will now have a total of $40 million in training support.The amount comes after NTUC committed on 25 March 2020 to add $4 million to the $36-million SEP Training Support Scheme set aside by the Government.