Solo Service providers return to work.

Those businesses in the Service industries that are run by one individual, electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc. Should be allowed to work in buildings and premises and sites where nobody else is currently employed at the same time. eg. A electrician could by him/herself be in a property that needed rewiring, without the need of any other person.

Why the contribution is important

It reduces the backlog of work for the individual, and starts to produce tax for the Governments. With income coming in, pressure is taken off the person with worries about where the next £ is coming from.
This is particularly useful for those businesses that work from home and fall through the various schemes that governments have set up. This could start tomorrow, with no risk to other people.

by JonathanC18 on May 05, 2020 at 03:56PM

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  • Posted by kab270248 May 05, 2020 at 16:02

    I agree with this comment. Whilst I understand the need for the shutdown and how it initially had to be immediate, there seems to have been little review of circumstances such as those highlighted in the thread above. Working alone and, where appropriate, with PPE presents a minimal risk. Certainly, very worth considering.
  • Posted by FGhighland May 05, 2020 at 16:11

    Easily achieved in a safe social distancing manner. Also, a lot of sole operators are owner directors who have fallen down the gap for meaningful government furlough salary support and would greatly benefit the freedom of being allowed to return to work as described here.
  • Posted by byminutes May 05, 2020 at 16:21

    Could be managed with direct equipment and social distancing. See no problem. Will there be issues though on where those traders get their supplies as they are currently closed.
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