Guidance for people who are self-employed and getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Claim a grant if you’ve lost income
If you’re getting less work or no work because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you might be able to claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.
Test and Trace Support Payment
Your local council might be able to give you £500 if:
- you’ve been told to self-isolate
- you live in England
- you’re on a low income
- you cannot work from home and will lose income as a result
You could get Universal Credit if:
- you have less than £16,000 in savings
- you or your partner is under State Pension age
If you’re already getting tax credits, they will stop when you or your partner applies for Universal Credit.
You might be able to get Universal Credit at the same time as New Style ESA or New Style JSA. Depending on your circumstances, Universal Credit can include additional amounts for things like rent or the costs of raising children.
If you cannot make a Self Assessment payment on account
If you were due to make a Self Assessment payment on account by 31 July 2020, you can put off your payment until 31 January 2021.