Self-employed find themselves on the radar for better benefits

The new emergency wage supports for business being run by the Revenue cover a range of self-employed individuals and their circumstances, and designed with business preservation in mind

29th March, 2020
Self-employed find themselves on the radar for better benefits
As a general principle, the self-employed are not entitled to many short-term benefits like illness and disability benefits.

You don’t need to be an economist to know that the collapse in the demand and supply of goods is accounting for a high number of the Covid-19 job lay-offs. All the time however, the focus in the commentary is on the disruption to employment.

Much less is heard about the situation of the self-employed.

Only a few short weeks ago, there were 2.36 million people employed in this country. Of that number,...

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