The Chancellor on 3rd March confirmed further support for the self-employed with a fourth and fifth grant paid out by the Coronavirus Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS).
Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 3rd March unveiled the contents of his Budget in the House of Commons.
Setting out the government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead, he announced new measures to help business and jobs through the pandemic and to support the UK’s long-term economic recovery.
The chancellor announced on 5th November a five-month extension of the furlough scheme
The Government are providing additional funding to allow local authorities to support businesses in Tier 2 areas which are not legally closed, but which are severely impacted by the restrictions on socialising.
The UK government are extending this support to ensure the livelihoods and jobs in the UK. In recognition of the challenging times ahead, the Chancellor said he would be increasing support through the existing Job Support and self-employed schemes.
The Government and employers will carry on topping up workers’ wages when the furlough scheme winds down at the end of the month.