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Company directors failing to get support from government facing 'final straw'

Some bosses are 'slipping through net' of schemes

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Frustrating: Roger Pollen

Frustrating: Roger Pollen

Frustrating: Roger Pollen

Company bosses who have so far failed to qualify for government support may now face the "final straw" for their businesses, it's been claimed.

Sole directors of limited firms without employees who pay themselves from dividends have been ineligible for schemes including the UK government's job retention scheme and the self-employed support scheme.

Many had hoped they could qualify for support from the £40m hardship fund for micro-businesses launched by the Department for the Economy last month - but those who do not have employees cannot apply.