Report

9664: IRISH SELF-EMPLOYED WORST AFFECTED IN THE EU BY COVID

Wednesday 14 April 2021
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Self-employed people in Ireland lost more income last year than their counterparts in all other EU States.

An EU review has found that people working for themselves here saw their incomes fall during the pandemic by 12 per cent in 2020.

The figure compares to a loss of income of just over four per cent for employees.

Tim Hayes of the European Commission says the figures show that self-employed people in Ireland took the biggest hit of all.

Interviewee: Tim Hayes | Clip duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds | Outwords: make ends meet