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Government extends SEISS

Back in May the government announced that it would once again offer help to the self-employed work force. Eligible workers will be able to claim a second and final grant, worth 70% of average monthly profits over the last 3 years, for three months. This grant will be capped at £6570.

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

Am I Eligible For the Second Grant?

The government has stated that you are only eligible for the second grant if your business has been adversely affected by COVID-19 after 14th July. But what does this mean? A business has been adversely affected if:

  • you’re unable to work because you:

  • are shielding

  • are self-isolating

  • are on sick leave because of coronavirus

  • have caring responsibilities because of coronavirus

  • you’ve had to scale down, temporarily stop trading or incurred additional costs because:

  • your supply chain has been interrupted

  • you have fewer or no customers or clients

  • your staff are unable to come in to work

  • one or more of your contracts have been cancelled

  • you had to buy protective equipment so you could trade following social distancing rules

For more info or to make your claim visit

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