Chancellor Rishi Sunak has finally announced the Self-employed income support scheme (SEISS). The scheme aims to help those who are already self-employed and facing financial difficulties. Key points below:

• The scheme will cover up to 80% of average profits over the past three years, up to £2,500 per month, for at least three months.

• Those with trading profits of more than £50,000 are not eligible.

• Eligibility will be determined by 2018/2019 earnings using tax returns filed this year.

• Application to HMRC will be via an online platform

• Grant likely to be available in June 2020

• The self-employed not currently in work are encouraged to claim Universal Credit

• Anyone drawing the majority of income through dividends will miss out on support

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