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In the Budget, the Chancellor set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, individuals and businesses through the economic disruption caused by COVID-19.
One of these measures was to offer the self-employed the opportunity to access a claim for Universal Credit or Contributory Employment and Support Allowance. This is important as the self-employed are more likely to show up to work sick as they are afraid to lose business to competitors. There are also less statutory protections for the self-employed. For example, they are not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay.
This emergency measures are as follows:
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