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Claims open for second self-employed support grant

The Government has announced that claims are now open for the second and final self-employed support grant.

Under the first payment, self-employed workers who qualified had been in line for a grant of 80% of their average profits, up to £2,500 a month for three months. This was paid in one instalment, of up to £7,500. Applications for this first payment closed on 13 July.

As of 17 August, those eligible can claim the second, slightly less generous, grant covering 70% of the applicant's average monthly trading profits. It will also be made in a single payment, covering three months and capped at £2,190 a month, or £6,570 in total.

Applicants will need to confirm their business has been affected by the virus on or after 14 July, but they would not need to have taken the first grant to be eligible for the second.

Claims must be made on or before the 19 October 2020.



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