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Q&A: I am self employed and cannot survive until June, can I claim benefits in the meantime?

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The Chancellor indicated that being eligible for a grant will not prevent you from applying for Universal Credit and other existing benefits such as help with council tax and housing costs.

You can also contact your landlord or mortgage provider to request a payment holiday.

Other help you might be entitled to includes;

The second self assessment tax instalment payable on 31st July 2020 is deferred to 31st January 2021 if you are self employed.

Sole traders and partnerships can also benefit from the business rates holidays, business rates related grants, VAT deferral, tax time to pay, the CJR scheme and SSP recovery for their employees as appropriate to their individual business.


This briefing is for guidance purposes only. Mackenzies Accountants Ltd and the author accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken or not taken in relation to this note and recommend that appropriate professional advice be taken having regard to your own particular circumstances.