January 23, 2021

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to unveil financial aid for self-employed

As Parliament shut down until 21 April at the earliest due to the escalating pandemic, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs: “We will do whatever we can to support the self-employed, just as we are putting our arms around every single employed person in this country.”

He said there were “particular difficulties” for freelancers who are not on Pay As You Earn (PAYE) schemes, but that he wanted to achieve “parity of support” across the workforce.

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