Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

15th May 2020

If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be able to use the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to claim a grant.

The scheme allows eligible self-employed people to claim a taxable grant of 80% of their average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months, and capped at £7,500. Those eligible will have the money paid into their bank account within six working days of making a claim.

To make a claim, go to GOV.UK and search for ‘Self-Employment Income Support Scheme’. Once online, you will be asked to enter your:

  • Unique Tax Reference (UTR)
  • National Insurance Number and Government Gateway password and user ID
  • Bank account details and the address the bank account is registered to for HMRC to make the payment.

If you believe you are eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and have not received any contact from HMRC, please use the eligibility checker here after 17 May to check, and if eligible, claim.

For more information on eligibility, how to make a claim and how HMRC calculates grants, please visit the updated guidance here.

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