Petition Emergency support for self employed business affected by coronavirus epidemic.

The Government so far offer only GST and Social payment deferral, which doesn't help. They need to look at including rent deferrals / mortgage holidays, higher statutory sick pay, otherwise many local businesses that deal with the public like trades and shops will have no choice but to close up.

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In previous live debates the Government have only included the employees and employers in their discussions with no mention of small self employed businesses which are the back bone of Island life.

They need to support local shops,trades and other small businesses more or end up losing a large portion of small independent businesses, many will not survive and will end with many losing more than a business, it will be their lively hoods possibly their homes.

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