The pace of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) roll-out, combined with changes to the rules along the way, could lead to claim errors. Here’s a helpful checklist to ensure you are paid the right amount.
Back in April, the government announced financial support for the self-employed in the form of free, taxable grants to be paid in June. It is now time to check whether you are eligible to make a claim when applications for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme open from 13 May.
We now have more details about the support measures that have been announced for businesses and the self-employed affected by the coronavirus situation.
Finding a mortgage deal when you’re self-employed can be tricky. As many as 71% of self-employed people said they felt discriminated against due to their employment status when applying for a mortgage, according to a recent survey by The Mortgage Lender. But, yes, it is possible to get a mortgage even if you have only been trading for a short time.
Getting a mortgage can be a challenge at the best of times. For the UK’s nearly five million self-employed people, the process is even more difficult, but that’s not to say it is impossible… [Read more…]
Self-employed individuals will receive a state pension through the new ‘flat rate’ scheme. In recent years, there have been several changes to the eligibility criteria, so now may be a good time to check what you’re entitled to.