Dividends, directors and the holes in the government’s coronavirus furlough scheme
By topping up a minimal salary with dividends, many owner/directors of small companies have fallen through the net when it comes to the government’s …
Coronavirus: help for the self-employed
The government has unveiled new measures for sole traders. But it is complicated – so read the small print carefully.
Coronavirus: where the self-employed can turn for help
Freelancers and the self-employed should check what help they may be eligible for.
The UK’s bailout of the self employed comes with a hidden catch
The chancellor’s £6.5bn bailout of the self employed is welcome. But it has hidden benefits for the taxman, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
How to protect the earnings of the self-employed as well as employees
The government has acted swiftly to protect the earnings of those in employment, But the self-employed deserve help too. Merryn Somerset Webb has a fe…