The Westminster government is extending the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with two forthcoming taxable grant payments to be made to cover the periods from November 2020 to January 2021, and February 2021 to April 2021.
That's the good news - but the bad news is that the two forthcoming payments will be based on just 20% of average monthly trading profits, as opposed to the previous grants paid at 80% and 70% payments.
No further details are available as yet, but HMRC will publish further information in due course at www.gov.uk/government/publications/self-employment-income-support-scheme-grant-extension/self-employment-income-support-scheme-grant-extension.
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