Self employed support during the coronavirus outbreak
Information and support for self employed people.
If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership in the UK and have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19) there there is funding and information available to support you.
If you can not work
If you can't work because you've had symptoms of COVID-19 or have self isolated, you can apply for:
If you have lost income
If you've lost income because of COVID-19, you can apply for:
- The Self employment Income Support Scheme, (SEISS). The scheme has been extended. If you were not eligible for the first and second grant based on the information in your Self Assessment tax returns, you will not be eligible for the third
- Universal Credit, if you're not eligible for the Self-employment income support scheme
Check if you can get help
HMRC have released an online eligibility checker. If you are self-employed you can use it to check if you will be eligible to claim the SEISS.
GOV.UK has information about:
What to do if you cannot pay your tax bill on time
Support with tax that's due, through the Time to Pay service
The BEST Growth Hub has advice, training and support for small businesses, including sole traders, whose ability to work has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.