Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement of a new income support scheme for self-employed workers today (Thursday), TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“With so many of the self-employed facing a collapse in their earnings the Chancellor is right to act.
“This is a welcome step forward for self-employed and freelance workers across the economy, from construction to the creative industries.
“It’s vital that support reaches workers as soon as possible. Many are already dealing with severe hardship.
“Unions look forward to being consulted on how this scheme is rolled out.”