26 Mar 2020
Commenting on the announcement from the UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, who today unveiled support measures for those self-employed in the UK, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:
“The chancellor has managed to deliver a support package for the self-employed that prioritises the good over the perfect. It is a complex issue and we acknowledge the challenge the Treasury has faced to make sure they aren’t forgotten.
“In the main, this support scheme will be a great relief to the vast bulk of the 320,000 self-employed people in Scotland who are essential to the fabric of our economy particularly in rural areas. Our plea now is that cash must flow quickly to support our businesses, employees and communities.”