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Self employed claims top 1 million

More than one million self-employed people whose businesses are affected by coronavirus have applied for government grants.
The value of the claims made so far is more than £3bn, said tax officials.
The Self Employed Income Support Scheme is designed to support people in a similar way to the scheme for furloughed employees.
The grants are calculated as 80% of average monthly profit over a period of up to three years.
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