The Covid-19 lockdowns adversely impacted and disrupted the incomes and livelihoods of the vast majority of citizens in the UK, and notably, with the closure of venues, many in the entertainment industry such as musicians and actors were unable to perform. Although we have seen the end of lockdown restrictions, there are still those who require financial aid.
The government’s ‘Self-Employment Income Support Scheme’ (SEISS) grant, which covers May to September 2021, ensures support for those who need it as the economy gradually reopens back to full normality. For instance, musicians and actors who have seen their income fall by 30% or more will continue to receive the full grant that is worth 80% of their 3 months' average earnings, capped at £7,500. If your downturn was less than 30% you will receive 30% of 3 months' average earnings, capped at £2,850. More detailed information can be found in the ‘Budget 2021 - Protecting The Jobs and Livelihoods of the British People’.
Information on the turnover test is available here, it is used to decide if you receive 80% of 3 months trading profits, or 30% of 3 months trading profits.
To start your claim, please visit here, applications close on 30 September 2021.