Government support for the self-employed

After pressure from trade associations, unions and others, the government has implemented a scheme to help self-employed workers gain access to funds. Under this scheme, the self-employed will be able to claim 80% of their profits, up to £2,500 per month, and averaged over the past three years.

The scheme is not up and running yet, and will not make any payments until June 2020.

Anyone who doesn’t fall into this bracket might be able to claim for universal credit. To find out if you can claim for universal credit please call the Government’s Universal Credit helpline on 0800 328 564

For details of self-employed support, follow this link.