Dear Rishi Sunak… An Open Letter

Back in April, when you announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was being extended to include the salaries – but not dividends - of sole director companies, many of us were relieved to hear that we’d at least be getting some help.  But then you suggested that dividends were being excluded as you were suspicious of small business directors paying themselves in this way, and that this was "something the government needed [...]