Rishi Sunak unveils financial help for self-employed, but admits it will not be available until June

Rishi Sunak has unveiled the Government’s bailout for the self-employed , but admitted it will not be available until June.

As the Chancellor promised that the self-employed “had not been forgotten” during the coronavirus pandemic, he set out that they would be able to claim support worth 80 per cent of their average monthly profits.

He said the “unprecedented” self-employed income support scheme , which is worth up to a maximum of £2,500 a month, would cover 95 per cent of self-employed workers.

The package comes after the Government came under sustained pressure as its initial package of financial support only covered employees.

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