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Support for Self-Employed

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The Fifth Round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is now available:

If you’re eligible based on your tax returns, HMRC will contact you in mid-July to give you a date that you can make your claim. It will be sent to you by email, text message, letter or within the online service. The online service to claim the fifth grant will be available from late July 2021. You’ll need to confirm that you meet other eligibility criteria when you make your claim.

  • Individuals must be self employed or part of a partnership to claim.
  • They must also have traded in both the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 tax years.
  • You must have submitted your 2019 to 2020 tax return on or before 2 March 2021.
  • Be trading profits of no more than £50,000 and trading profits at least equal to your non-trading income.

You must make your claim on or before 30 September 2021.

More information can be found here

Self Employment Income Support Scheme

To claim up to 80% of your average monthly trading profits over a three-month period, you must submit a claim form. This grant is made in a single instalment, capped at £7,500 per claim. 

For the grant, the eligible individual must be the one to make the claim.

The guidance for SEISS has been updated to clarify some areas – get the latest information here.

Self-Employment Eligibility Tool

If you’re a sole trader or partnership and would like to know if you’re eligible for SEISS, click here to use the government’s Self-Employment Eligibility Tool.