In our bid to keep all our members up to date with developments, we have three further updates for you on the self-employment income support scheme, free business support videos and webinars, and safer travel guidance for passengers.
- Self-employment income support scheme
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has begun contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those who are eligible will be able to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their average trading profits up to a maximum of £7,500 (equivalent to three months’ profits), paid in a single instalment. HMRC is also inviting customers, or their agents, to go online and check their eligibility for SEISS. In order to receive quick confirmation from the eligibility checker, individuals should:
- have their Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) and their National Insurance Number to hand
- make sure their details are up-to-date in their Government Gateway account
You can check if you are eligible here:
The online service will be available from tomorrow Wednesday 13 May 2020. if you’re eligible, HMRC will tell you the date you can make your claim from and that if your claim is approved you’ll receive your payment within 6 working days. They will also ask you to add your contact details which will be used to remind you when the online service will be available. More information is available here:https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme
- Free business support videos and webinars
The government is providing free videos and webinars to help you learn more about the business support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus. You can view the videos and register for the webinars here:
- Safer travel guidance for passengers
The government has issued safer travel guidance for walking, cycling, and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.