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Support for self employed

Responding to COVID-19

Newly Self-Employed Hardship Fund
This fund is for those who;
(i) Became self-employed on or after 6 April 2019 but before 17 March 2020 (and are therefore ineligible for the UK Government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme because you did not submit a tax return including income from self-employment for 2018-19)
OR

(ii) Became self-employed between 1 October 2018 and 6 April 2019 but are ineligible for the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) because you weren’t self-employed for a sufficient period of time in the 2018/19 Financial Year to demonstrate that you derived 50% of your income from self-employment

For full eligibility and to apply please visit this page.

Self-employment Income Support Scheme

This scheme allows self-employed (and partnerships) to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for an initial 3 months. This may be extended if needed.

Click here for information and guidance on how to apply.

*Please note: The scheme is not being administered by local authorities. HMRC will contact you if you are eligible for the scheme and invite you to apply online. Individuals do not need to contact HMRC.


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