80% for self-employed proposed
An amendment to the Cornavirus Bill proposed yesterday (23 March) would give self-employed people 80% of their income.
The amendment says the scheme introduced must make provision for payments to be made out of public funds to individuals who are
(a) self-employed, or
The payments to be made are to be set so that the net monthly earnings of an individual do not fall below
(i) 80% of their monthly net earnings averaged over the past three years, or
whichever is lower.