Holes in the self-employed support scheme are swallowing millions of people alive

When the government announced the furlough scheme for workers hit by the coronavirus lockdown, they initially forgot about the estimated five million self-employed people in the UK. After campaigning from several MPs and lobbying groups, they did announce a scheme for the self-employed, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), on 26 March. This caused temporary … Continue reading Holes in the self-employed support scheme are swallowing millions of people alive