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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: The second grant opens on the 17th August 2020

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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 calculate 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.

Your Next Steps

  1. Find out who can claim.
  2. Find out how HMRC works out your grant.
  3. Make your claim when the online service is available.
  4. Find out what happens after you’ve claimed.

Other Information

If you receive the grant you can continue to work, start a new trade or take on other employment including voluntary work, or duties as a military reservist.

The grant does not need to be repaid but will be subject to Income Tax and self-employed National Insurance.

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