With the latest government handout - obviously with employees and self employed its easier to check their income hence why government has ignore those with salaries and dividends when thousands of sole directors have lost their contracts and hardly earn anything plus many not eligible for universal credits. It doesn't mean just because you have a company you are earning lots of money.
Looks like there is going to be no support for directors but even a token £1000 per month (for those that completed a tax return) would be most useful in this dire situation. Landlords also are not getting rent from tenants so they should also be included. They should just say you are entitled to support if you tax return states less than £50,000 profits averaged over three years. There are going to be a few that just pay the minimum amount in salary and dividends even though their company is earning hundred of thousands.
A flat rate to everyone would be fairer including to Furlong employees. Some people will gain from this especially subcontractors who continue to work but you can't have a situation where a large group will lose out.
My biggest concern is some who have underclared their profits who suddenly come along asking for amendment of 2018-19 tax return as they found some sale receipts. I would on principle refuse to amend,
Many people need money now but having to wait until June is unacceptable. I don't understand the rationale for the delay due to people who haven't filed their tax returns for 2018-19. They should be excluded unless they have a good reason. Secondly takes over two months to put the portal together ?