A study is being used to justify more Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, a scheme that will hit plumbers, electricians and other tradesmen hardest.
Posts Tagged: Self-employed
Mubin Haq: How can it be right for the Government to harm your business, leave you in need – and not help you?
We found over a million people excluded from the Government schemes are struggling to pay for food and everyday essentials.
Iain Dale: Trump is displaying all the signs of believing his own lies. And he is undermining democracy itself.
The fact, however, that he has won five million more votes than he did in 2016 does tell us that we cannot write him off as an aberration.
WATCH: “Conservatives believe in the importance of community and belonging” – the Chancellor delivers his Conference speech
“Our values are rooted in the fundamental belief that individual freedom enables both the greatest achievement and the gentlest kindness.”
“This Government stood between the people and the danger and we always will.” Sunak’s Conference speech – full text.
“I am committing myself to a single priority – to create, support and extend opportunity to as many people as I can.”
I believe this is a moment of opportunity, when we should become a nation that champions people who start a business.
Alex Crowley: Why is a Conservative Government excluding two million microbusiness owners from financial support?
The Small Business Grant scheme should cover these businesses – and the furloughing plan allow sole company directors to work.
Large numbers of people are falling through the eligibility gaps – caught between schemes for the employed and self-employed.
Graham Gudgin: Speed, scale, simplicity. Three principles for further action by Ministers to protect jobs and help people.
The job now needs to be completed by shoring up workers’ incomes and firms’ revenues to as close to 100 per cent as is practical.
It will take a vast New Deal of actual spending to lift Europe out of Coronavirus slump and head off a deflationary depression.
Gerard Lyons: The Chancellor’s wholesale support for employment is welcome, but he must watch the detail
There will also be a longer-term cost of possible tax changes for the self-employed, but for now these are not the issue.
The tax benefits of being self-employed should reflect genuine value added relative to normal employment.
WATCH: “We all stand together.” Sunak announces a package for the self-employed at the Government’s daily press conference.
The Chancellor announces details of a new income support scheme – “one of the most generous in the world,” he says.
Neil O’Brien: We are on a terrible course. But some people are still messing about as though this were a game.
With the bazooka being well-wielded by Sunak, it seems almost churlish to suggest some further things the Treasury could do. But here are three.
By adapting the Statutory Maternity Pay system, the Chancellor’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will improve the lives of thousands of people.