Coronavirus: Self-employed to get 80% of average monthly profits paid by government - up to £2,500 a month squib

The chancellor has announced that self-employed people will be able to claim a grant worth 80% of their average monthly profits - up to £2,500 a month. Rishi Sunak said the support for those affected by the coronavirus crisis would be in place for at least three months and amounted to "one of the most generous packages in the world". The chancellor said it would deliver parity with his previously announced support for employed workers, and was "an unprecedented level of support for self-employed people".
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