On 26 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a scheme to support self-employed individuals facing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Our website includes information on the scheme, which is designed to support the self-employed through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19. Under the scheme, the government will pay self-employed people a taxable grant based on an average of their earnings over the past three years.

Further details may be announced in due course and we will endeavour to keep you up to date on the latest developments.

Government guidance on the scheme can be found here.


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