HOW DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES AFFECT THE SELF-EMPLOYMENT INCOME SUPPORT SCHEME

by Rob Stokes



Published on 3rd July 2020

The Government has updated the guidance for self-employed or member of a partnership to explain how certain circumstances can affect your eligibility for the scheme.

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme currently allows you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £7,500 in total. If you are eligible you must make your claim for the first grant on or before 13 July 2020.

See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-different-circumstances-affect-the-self-employment-income-support-scheme?utm_source=c63f4c2e-b35f-4f36-934a-d94f13b8d29f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

This scheme is being extended until 19 October 2020. You will be able to claim a second and final grant from 17 August 2020 when the online service will be available.

HMRC will work out your eligibility the same way as the first grant. If you make a claim for the second grant you will have to confirm your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020.

This grant will be a taxable grant worth 70% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering a further 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total.

You can claim for the second and final grant even if you did not make a claim for the first grant.

The online service for the second and final grant is not available yet.

We will update you when the second grant is available. In the meantime see:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme#extension

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