Over 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.
- second stage of Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens for applications today
- those eligible will receive a government grant worth up to £6,570
- over 2.7 million people have benefitted from the scheme so far, receiving £7.8 billion.
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 14 July is eligible for the scheme.
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