Concern over delay to coronavirus payments for UK self-employed

Aid during crisis welcomed, but many worry about how they will manage until JuneCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile many self-employed people appeared to welcome the announcement that up to 80% of their earnings could be covered by the state during the coronavirus crisis, some said the measures did not offer enough immediate relief.In an eagerly awaited statement on Thursday, the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, said the self-employed would have to wait until June before they could get a maximum of £2,500 a month for three months. The package will be backdated to March and cover those earning up to £50,000. Continue reading…

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