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Some Welcome Relief For The Self-Employed in Rural Communities

Tuesday 31 March 2020 Demographic Data

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By Stewart Eldridge and Paul Nash

Some Welcome Relief for the Self-Employed in Rural Communities

The government recently announced much needed support for the UK’s 5 million self-employed effected by the coronavirus outbreak.

In the latest step to protect individuals and businesses, the chancellor has published details that will see the self-employed receive up to £2,500 per month for at least 3 months.

The scheme is open to self-employed individuals with profits under £50,000 a year, estimated to be approximately 72% of the UK’s self-employed workforce.

 

Which Regions of the Country are Most Likely to Benefit From This Scheme?

The map below indicates that apart from London, it’s rural communities that are likely to require the support that this decision provides. Compared to the UK, rural households with self-employed income are 10% less likely to earn the UK average of £40,000 pa and 25% more likely to have very low household incomes under £20,000 pa.

 

 

 

With over 30,000 households occupied by self-employed workers earning less than £50,000 per annum, Cornwall’s self-employed workforce is 20% more likely than the UK average to receive this assistance, followed by the counties such as Powys, Pembrokeshire, Somerset and Dumfries & Galloway.

One local authority that will particularly welcome this action is Torridge in Devon, it’s here where household incomes are 6% below the UK average and 8 out of 10 self-employed workers are likely to receive this vital income.

 

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The government recently announced much needed support for the UK’s 5 million self-employed effected by the coronavirus outbreak. In the latest step to protect individuals and businesses, the chancellor has published details that will see the self-employed receive up to £2,500 per month for at least 3 months. The scheme is open to self-employed individuals with profits under £50,000 a year, estimated to be approximately 72% of the UK’s self-employed workforce.

Some Welcome Relief For The Self-Employed in Rural Communities