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Image caption Self-employed musical director Yshani Perinpanayagam says she feels "quite unsafe". MPs have urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend support for the self-employed during the coronavirus pandemic. The government had given self-employed workers who qualify a grant of 80% of their average profits, up to £2,500, for three months. A similar scheme for furloughed workers has been extended to October, but the self-employed scheme ends this weekend. A cross-party group of 114 MPs have signed a letter sent by Labour's Siobhain McDonagh to Mr Sunak. “This scheme is a lifeline for millions of locked-down workers right across the country," the letter says. "There are already significant h... Full story

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