Can self-employed workers get Universal Credit? Benefits for workers during lockdown explained - and how to claim

With the UK now under lockdown, the government has been forced to introduce a series of emergency measures in order to support workers

While the government is to cover 80 per cent of salaries for all UK employers under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, supporting workers who would otherwise have been laid off, the current health crisis poses greater uncertainty for those who are self-employed.

However, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said the government will help to pay people’s wages and offer support to those who work for themselves.