The hard graft of millions of self-employed people form the backbone of our economy.
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Recently we’ve been staying at home saving lives – with many businesses shutting their doors.
Hairdressers, brickies, carpenters, café owners and many other self-employed people have seen their industries suffer as a result of the virus.
It hasn’t been easy.
That’s why I’ve done everything in my power to help them through these tough times.
Our self-employment scheme is one of the most generous in the world and has helped 2.3 million people survive the peak of crisis with £6.8billion of support so far.
I want to congratulate The Sun for giving these people a voice during these tough times. And I want to reassure people that this support will continue.
I’m extending the scheme, so eligible self-employed workers can claim a second grant as we kickstart the economy.
We stood behind self-employed people as we came into this crisis. And we will stand behind them as we come through the other side.
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