Coronavirus: Self-employed will get 80% income, chancellor announces

Self-employed workers can apply for a grant worth 80% of their average monthly profits to help them cope with the financial impact of coronavirus, the chancellor has announced.

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said they had "not been forgotten" when he announced the new measures in the daily Downing Street briefing.

Plans for 80% wage subsidies for staff kept on by employers were announced last week.