26 March 2020
Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, said:
“Many self-employed people across the UK will be hugely relieved tonight.
“These new measures will provide essential support to those facing significant uncertainty and loss of income.
“Given the complexity of the task, it’s understandable this will take time to deliver. Fast clarity on how and when money will reach their bank accounts will help individuals to plan.
“The self-employed make an immense contribution to our society and across many industries. They will play a critical role in the UK’s recovery once we overcome the worst of the virus.”
On the new guidance for the Job Retention Scheme:
“The Treasury has made rapid progress in a short time and businesses can now be clearer about how this scheme will work in practice.
“It’s now up to business and the Government to make sure these practical guidelines get to the firms that need it most.”