Second Self-Employed Income Scheme

This opens today and runs until 19 October.

Details of who is eligible to claim are similar to before, but this time taxpayers are asked to consider whether their business has been adversely affected by coronavirus on or after 14 July 2020 (up to the date of claiming). The amount of the taxable grant is lower than before, 70% of relevant income, to a maximum of £6,570. Taxpayers who claimed a first amount and qualify to claim again can expect to receive 87.6% of the first amount they received.

Unfortunately there has been no move to extend eligibility to self-employed taxpayers who fall outside the original criteria, for example because they are newly trading, do agency work, or had profits averaging more than £50,000 per year.

Claims can be made by logging in here:

and taxpayers will need their

  • 10-digit tax reference (UTR)
  • National Insurance number
  • Gateway login details
  • Bank details

Claims are staggered, so the first login may bring up a message showing the earliest claim date as a day within the next week.