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) available no later than June
- 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:
- Deferring Self Assessment payments due on 31 July 2020 until 31 January 2021
- 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.