Most doctors unaffected by self-employed rescue plan

Government aid for the self-employed hit by Covid-19 will only touch a handful of full-time private doctors due to a £50,000 earnings cap on the bailout.

Those who recently became self-employed and were building their business would not have filed the necessary 2018-19 tax return. 

The cap is attracting criticism for creating a ‘cliff edge’ effect.

But medical accountant James Gransby said it seemed unlikely the Treasury would reconsider the plan given the effort to get legislation passed in such a short time. Payments are not expected to be made available until June.