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Chamber reacts to Government’s financial aid for self-employed workers

Reacting to Government confirmation that self-employed workers will be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,500 a month to help cope with the financial impact of coronavirus, Scott Knowles, Chief Executive at the Chamber, said:

“Self-employed people play a crucial role to both the East Midlands and the wider UK economy and it is absolutely right that Government supports this diverse group of workers in these uncertain and challenging times.

“The Chancellor’s announcement will be welcomed by many but the practicalities of delivering such an unprecedented package will be complex. Government must waste no time in ensuring words are translated into actions without delay.

“Self-employed workers, as with PAYE employees, are facing very real challenges now. This new measure, and those that have proceeded it, will be a comfort to many; but only once fully implemented.”

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