Update on self-employment income support scheme and face coverings in shops

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

The scheme is now closed to new claims for the first grant, but the scheme has been extended.

If you were eligible for the first grant and can confirm to HMRC that your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you’ll be able to make a claim for a second and final grant from 17 August 2020. 

The scheme allows you to claim a second and final taxable grant worth 70% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total. 

As with the first grant HMRC will contact you if you’re eligible.  HMRC will work out your eligibility for the second grant in the same way as the first grant.  You can make a claim for the second grant if you’re eligible, even if you did not make a claim for the first grant. 

If you’re eligible you’ll be able to make a claim for a second and final grant from 17 August 2020.  More information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme?utm_source=ae6b3241-9201-4fdd-990a-90a66c2cbc64&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate#history

Face coverings in shops

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets from 24 July 2020. 

Those who fail to comply with the new rules will face a fine of up to £100, the government has announced.

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