Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

The Self Employment Income Support Scheme has been extended to cover the period from June to August, with claims to be made in August.

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You can apply for the first grant, covering the period from March to May now.  The application process for this first grant will come to an end on July 13th

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HM Revenue & Customs has set up a helpline to support businesses and self-employed people who are worried about being able to pay their tax due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, visit the GOV.UK website


The Chancellor has already announced the next income tax payment (Self-Assessment) will be deferred until January, and that changes have been made to Employment and Support Allowance so that self-employed people can access payments equivalent to Statutory Sick Pay.

The minimum income to claim Universal Credit has also been relaxed.

Further information about claiming benefits.

If you need help applying for Universal Credit, you can use the Citizens Advice "Help to Claim" service on 08000 241 220