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UK to double support for self-employed during England's lockdown

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday self-employed workers would receive government support equivalent to 80% of their pre-crisis profits during November’s four-week lockdown in England, up from 40% previously.

“For November, we will double our support from 40 to 80% of trading profits,” Johnson told parliament.

Finance minister Rishi Sunak said the step meant that the government would be providing 4.5 billion pounds ($5.80 billion) of support for the self-employed between November and January. ($1 = 0.7754 pounds) (Reporting by William James and William Schomberg, writing by David Milliken; editing by Michael Holden)

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