Rishi Sunak has unveiled plans to assist the self-employed, in “the following step within the financial combat” in opposition to the coronavirus pandemic.
In as we speak’s each day coronavirus briefing from the federal government, the Chancellor introduced a brand new self-employed revenue assist scheme.
Rishi Sunak stated the assist bundle for self-employed individuals would cowl 80 per cent of common earnings, as much as £2,500 per 30 days to assist them financially throughout the coronavirus disaster.
The scheme will likely be open for not less than three months, however will ‘be prolonged if crucial’.
Rishi Sunak was joined by deputy chief medical officer Jenny Harries throughout as we speak’s each day briefing.