As the COVID19 pandemic sweeps across the globe we are all trying to take stock of how it will impact us. We have already seen the massive financial impact of the coronavirus on whole markets and industries such as manufacturing, tourism, hospitality and travel and the statistics are of monumental proportions. Take travel and tourism as an example: it accounts for 10% of the global GDP and currently it is estimated that 50 million jobs are at risk worldwide. Companies are closing down or simply halting all work resulting in a knock-on effect to smaller businesses. As a result, we are seeing this impact individuals typically the least well-paid and self-employed or those working in the gig economy or in part-time work with zero-hours contracts. The UK government has announced significant measures to attempt to safeguard jobs, guarantee wages and support the self-employed. However, there is still a lack of detail associated with these measures. Exactly how are they to be implemented and how will people manage the loss of income in the immediate short-term?