The Government and the Chancellor have confirmed that self-employed workers whose businesses have been negatively hit by coronavirus (Covid-19) would be able to claim “a second and final grant” in August 2020.
Those eligible can apply for the first grant (which was 80% of average monthly profits up to maximum of £2,500 per month for three months ie £7,500) until 13 July 2020.
In the extension, those eligible for the second and final grant (businesses adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020) can make a claim in August 2020 (to be confirmed when it will open). You can make a claim for the second grant even if you didn’t make a claim for the first grant.
The second grant will be a taxable grant worth up to 70% of your average monthly trading profits (ie £2250 per month), paid out in a single payment covering a further three months’ worth of net profits, to a maximum of £6,570 in total.
Clients are advised if they have not claimed for the first grant to do so by the 13 July 2020. And if they are adversely effected in (June, July and August 2020) then to claim for the second grant also as soon as the scheme is opened by the Chancellor and the Government.
By Anni Khan at Tax Affinity Accountants
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