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.

Check your eligibility

Further information

GOV.UK has information about:

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.