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Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Question for Treasury

UIN 130691, tabled on 16 December 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to announce details of the fourth grant for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

Answered on

11 January 2021

The Government recognises the importance of supporting the self-employed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) provides generous support to self-employed people who meet the eligibility criteria.

The first SEISS grant supported 2.7 million individuals with claims totalling £7.8 billion. A further £5.9 billion has been claimed through the second SEISS grant.

Applications for the third SEISS grant could be made from 30 November. The third grant covers the period from November 2020 until January 2021.

There will be a fourth grant covering February to April 2021. The Government will set out further details, including the level of the fourth grant, in due course.

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