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Self-employed to benefit from second payment

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Rishi Sunak: ‘livelihoods will remain protected’

Self-employed people whose livelihoods have been affected by coronavirus will be able to claim a second payment of up to £6,570 from today – as the government continues to help drive the UK’s recovery.

More than 2.7 million benefited from the first stage of the SEISS -with the government handing out £7.8 billion of grants to help them through the crisis.

Those eligible will now be able to receive a second and final grant worth 70% of their average monthly trading profits, with the money set to land in their bank accounts within six working days of making a claim.

Anyone whose self-employed business has been adversely affected by coronavirus since the 14 July is eligible for the scheme.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “Our self employment income support scheme has already helped millions of  people, whose hard work running their own businesses is crucial to our economy.

“It means that people’s livelihoods across the country will remain protected as we continue our economic recovery – helping them get back on their feet as we return to normal.”

HMRC will contact all potentially eligible customers, including those who did not claim for the first grant, to advise them that they can claim for a second and final SEISS grant.

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