Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has urged Chancellor Rushi Sunak to use his announcement today to increase support for the self-employed so no-one is left worse off self-employed than they would be in employment.
There have been growing calls from across the political spectrum for a package of support for the self-employed that matches support for those in employment.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said:
We are seeing unprecedented actions from a Conservative Government, with serious support on offer for firms and workers. However, one group that has fallen through the cracks so far is the self-employed.
The self-employed are an essential part of the Welsh economy and make a vital contribution to their communities. No-one in self-employment should be left worse off than they would be in employment.
By guaranteeing 80% of income not just for workers but also the self-employed, boosting sick pay to £220 a week for everyone, and increasing out of work benefits, we can send a strong signal that we care for everyone in our society.
I urge the Chancellor to act today to give all our self-employed workers across Wales the help they need and deserve.