One in three private sector workers having wages paid by the state – Telegraph.co.uk

Multiple in three personal sector employees are having their wages paid by the Authorities amid the coronavirus disaster, the Chancellor revealed on Monday.

Rishi Sunak advised MPs that greater than two million claims for grants have been made beneath the Self-Employment Revenue Help Scheme, amounting to £6 billion in lower than per week because it turned open for functions.

Mixed with the variety of payroll employees who’ve used the furlough scheme, it means 10 million individuals are actually having their wages paid by the Authorities.

There are practically 27.5 million individuals working within the personal sector, in accordance with the most recent knowledge from the Workplace for Nationwide Statistics (ONS).

The Self-Employment Revenue Help Scheme, designed for these whose work has dried up on account of the coronavirus disaster, was launched final Wednesday and noticed 1.1 million claimants inside days at a price of £3.1 billion.

In complete, round 3.7 million self-employed persons are eligible and may apply to obtain 80 per cent of their month-to-month buying and selling earnings as much as a most of £7,500 for 3 months. 

Mr Sunak advised the Commons: “I am happy to inform the Home that, on the finish of yesterday, there had been greater than two million claims, with grants price £6 billion in complete being claimed for. These individuals may have the cash of their financial institution accounts inside six working days of their declare, and naturally I am going to preserve this scheme beneath evaluate.”

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