Guidance – Claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme
The U.K. Government have launched a scheme for if you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus.
This scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months. This may be extended if needed.
Full information around the scheme can be found on the U.K. Government website here.
Although the government has finally bowed to pressure and announced support for the self-employed delaying the first payments till June is not parity with employees, and it will do nothing to relieve the anxieties of people who have lost their entire incomes.