COVID-19: Self-employed affected by pandemic can apply for new grants


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The second stage of the government scheme to support the incomes of self-employed people through the Coronavirus crisis has recently opened. Grants will be paid to eligible applicants under the latest phase of the scheme, which is now open until October.

Under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), eligible applicants will receive a single grant worth 70% of average monthly trading profits for three months, capped at £6,570.

Anyone whose self-employed business has been hit by the pandemic since 14 July may make a claim – and the Treasury has said money will be paid into their accounts within six days.