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Covid help extended for self-employed people, but some miss out

UK government revised measures amid further restrictions but many people are still out of pocket * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage The UK government has pledged £7.3bn in a refreshed package of support for self-employed people. But critics say that almost 3 million workers may be out of pocket, with the second coronavirus lockdown in England, and the Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland leaving many freelancers and contractors out in the cold again. This week the Treasury presented a revised self-employment income support scheme (SEISS) that will pay out up to a maximum of £7,500 for the three months from November to January, with the first payments made in December. Continue reading...

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