The Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme is expected to be available for claims from as early as Wednesday 13th May. In order to submit a claim:

1. You must have a Government Gateway account and ID

2. You must do this yourself, you cannot ask an accountant

If you do not have a Government Gateway user ID and password, or have misplaced the details, you must apply for one ASAP. You will find a full step by step guide on how to do this here.

You can check your eligibility online here, you will need both your NI number and your UTR (Unique Taxpayer Reference). You can find your UTR on self-assessment documents or through your tax agent.

As a reminder, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme provides a taxable grant of 80% of average monthly trading profits, paid in a single instalment of up to a total of £7,500. Grants will be calculated using profits from previous tax years and once a claim has been approved, will be paid out in 6 working days.

While we cannot submit claims on your behalf we can still help and advise, so please contact us if you need assistance on 01274 588115 or email@smithbutler.co.uk. or via DM.