The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: what’s next?

If you’re self-employed, there’s still time for to apply for financial assistance through this government initiative. So how do you do it, who qualifies, and what happens when the scheme draws to a close?

The devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic led to some 2.7m claims for grants during the first stage of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), which offered financial aid to a varied selection of self-employed people, including plumbers, writers and personal trainers.

Applications for the second batch of grants can be made until 19 October 2020, so we show you how to stake your claim before the deadline expires and speak to accountants and other experts about financial preparations you’ll need to make  when the landmark scheme is closed.

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