Decided to start a separate thread about this, as it affects many on here. The government announcements on subsidising wages yesterday were a welcome measure, and will no doubt have given much needed reassurance to many. The self-employed (and renters) have been hung out to dry somewhat though. Someone on PAYE earning, say, £30k pa will now get £22.5k subsidised earnings but a freelancer or someone self-employed who was earning £30k is now only entitled to less than £5k pa through Universal Credit. Surely that’s not fair.