750,000 self-employed miss out on UK coronavirus support – study

3 April 2020

Lack of provision for most vulnerable self-employed in measures announced by the UK Chancellor last week threatens to “decimate a whole generation of early-stage entrepreneurs”, report authors say.
More than 750,000 self-employed people in the UK could miss out on Government support during the Coronavirus pandemic, a new analysis has shown.
The findings from the Centre for Decent Work and Productivity at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Enterprise Research Centre suggest that sole traders who have recently started up are most vulnerable to a near-total loss of income, threatening to “decimate a whole generation of early-stage entrepreneurs”.