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Scotish window cleaners are allowed to work

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There are many concerned about the future of our businesses and finances me included! The forum is here for anyone to discuss with their own opinions, but the clear message is STAY AT HOME the sooner we all do this, the sooner everyone can get on top of this virus and get past it. 
I get it; some don't have savings or finances to fall back on. Neither do I and I am genuinely worried about my financial future, but we are all in the same situation, all we can do is be sensible and be kind. The sensible option and the one we would advise is to STAY HOME.

If you are looking for official info, please look at this post. 

 

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johnny bravo

 

We need Boris to say this, it will stop people Slating us like we are leppers

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maxbruffell
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No we don't... We need Borris to say outright we can't work and pay those that are eligible 80% like the employed. People need to smarten up and STOP GOING OUT. The NHS is screwed at the moment, no beds, no ppe, nothing. My Mrs is a paramedic and turned up to work this morning with 2 masks on board.... Not enough to even cover both of them and a patient. The fire brigade is struggling more and more by the day due to sickness and it's all only going to get worse if people keep going out. I have suspended operations as of this morning (I realise I'm in a lucky position to do this having the 2 incomes, which is why I hope Borris can support those of you that are self employed) as the only way this will stop is if people respect the isolation.

Footnote, I have received great praise from customers for "doing the right thing" with more than one offering to continue payments during this period...

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Steve Taylor

I have been told today by a local councillor I can’t work as it’s not essential.

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King Kev

I went out for 2 hours . Customers were all ok with me to be honest but I got a lot of  strange looks like I was doing something wrong and I stared to feel guilty and then someone shouted out of there car that I should be home. As soon as I heard that, I downed tools and went home 😢

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Part Timer
35 minutes ago, Steve Taylor said:

I have been told today by a local councillor I can’t work as it’s not essential.

Unfortunately the Councillor is wrong, nothing unusual there.

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johnny bravo
1 hour ago, maxbruffell said:

wNo we don't... We need Borris to say outright we can't work and pay those that are eligible 80% like the employed. People need to smarten up and STOP GOING OUT. The NHS is screwed at the moment, no beds, no ppe, nothing. My Mrs is a paramedic and turned up to work this morning with 2 masks on board.... Not enough to even cover both of them and a patient. The fire brigade is struggling more and more by the day due to sickness and it's all only going to get worse if people keep going out. I have suspended operations as of this morning (I realise I'm in a lucky position to do this having the 2 incomes, which is why I hope Borris can support those of you that are self employed) as the only way this will stop is if people respect the isolation.

Footnote, I have received great praise from customers for "doing the right thing" with more than one offering to continue payments during this period...

 

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johnny bravo
1 hour ago, johnny bravo said:

 

so if we can go out  will this effect us  if we look for  help with payments from the government.  will they say you can go out.    so you are not allowed anything

 

If we decide not to go out , will we be entitled to anything

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Marty Pellow
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I am a Scottish window cleaner who runs a Ltd company with 4 workers. Even though Nicola Sturgeon has made this decision, I feel it is the wrong one. We should be home and avoid arriving at people’s homes who are self isolating. It’s a slap in the face to the bigger picture. Our work is not essential. The windows will be there in 3 weeks or however long.

The government will sort payment for Sole Traders by the end of the week. I would imagine in line with the PAYE workers (80% salary). Likely based on previous income made in months previous.

Your reputation is at risk as the public’s view on trades and people being out and about is changing rapidly. It’s not worth it.

Do the right thing.

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clearview

Everyone will as you say “do the right thing” when they know they are financially sound via the governments decision until that point people will still go to work down to the uncertainty. 

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Pjj
1 hour ago, johnny bravo said:

so if we can go out  will this effect us  if we look for  help with payments from the government.  will they say you can go out.    so you are not allowed anything

 

If we decide not to go out , will we be entitled to anything

That’s the million dollar question !,, who knows ???

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scottish cleaning service
1 hour ago, Pjj said:

That’s the million dollar question !,, who knows ???

I won't be getting anything so I will ask my customers if they are okay with it.

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