Government Help for small businesses

By : Business Owner
Published 1st July 2020 |
Read latest comment - 22nd July 2020

Hi......Just wanted to say, that for some reason not all self employed workers received Government help.....if your income was less than 50% of your total income, you were excluded from any help, which seams a bit unfair, in that half your income or whatever percentage, is gone, but there is no help...........


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Em-Boss
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That does appear to be the case, yes. Which is really hard if you're in that position. I got some help but it was very little really as one of the years it included I was on maternity leave. Ultimately they had to draw the line somewhere I guess. 

What line of work are you in? The best way forward for people whose businesses are struggling has been utilising their skills and/or network to create new opportunities or new services that are needed. 

Don't give up.


I have a Small embroidery/workwear company and as  most of my regular customers are not working ....neither am I.....just don't know why, on a sliding scale of income one gets help and another dosen't......but hay ho....


Thanks,
Em-Boss

It is frustrating, there are definitely gaps and loopholes.

The standard line is that the government has targeted 90% of business owners and self-employed, but that's little comfort if you are one of the 10%.

Hope things now start to pick up for you as we slowly move away from the abyss.


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