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Business help and support during Coronavirus

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7. Self Employment Income Support Scheme

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) extension provides critical support to the self-employed in the form of two grants, each available for three month periods covering November 2020 to January 2021 and February 2021 to April 2021.

What other support is available?

The initial advice is to apply for Universal Credit (UC), which is claimed online with the DWP.

Help with Council Tax is available from Council Tax Reduction and there is also an Exceptional Hardship Scheme. The Government has announced a Hardship Fund to be made available to support economically vulnerable people and households. We have now received guidance and we are working through the detail so that we can  update our information online as soon as possible.