BCC comments on government support for the self-employed

Welcoming measures outlined by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to support the self-employed and sole traders whose businesses have been affected by Coronavirus, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said: 

The Chancellor’s announcement offers a lifeline to the vast majority of the UK’s 5 million self-employed people, many of whom have seen their livelihoods vanish overnight.

Chambers, along with other business groups, have worked constructively with government to ensure the self-employed receive similar support to those who are employed through PAYE.

We welcome the scale of this scheme and recognise the complexities involved in its design. It is now critical that the government deliverthis practical support to people on the ground as soon as possible.”

Our main Coronavirus Support and Guidance page can be found here keeping you up to date with all the latest information.

 

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