Sunak's £12bn scheme for self-employed was 'terribly targeted', says analysis

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Review finds testing flaws meant support went to many workers who lost no income but not to others who had

Rishi Sunak’s flagship scheme to help the self-employed through the pandemic has handed £1.3bn to workers who saw no loss of income while giving nothing to 500,000 people left without work, new analysis has revealed.

In a sign of major flaws in the £12.7bn self-employment income support scheme (SEISS), more than 400,000 workers were able to claim support despite losing no income in the crisis.

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