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HMRC launches new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

HMRC has started to release details about the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – you can check your eligibility now and the site will be open to submit claims from 13th May 2020. HMRC has also released a short clip about how to make your claim.

Check your eligibility

If you are self-employed or a member of a partnership you can claim if you meet the following criteria:

  • you traded in the tax year 2018 to 2019 and submitted your Self Assessment tax return on or before 23 April 2020 for that year
  • your trading profits for 2018/19 were below £50,000
  • you traded in the tax year 2019 to 2020
  • you intend to continue to trade in the tax year 2020 to 2021
  • you carry on a trade which has been adversely affected by coronavirus


You can check your eligibility here – you just need your UTR and national insurance number. 

Make your claim

In order to make a claim you will need the following information to hand:

  1. Self Assessment UTR – you can find this on any communication from HMRC / your tax return (it is a 10 digit number)
  2. National Insurance number
  3. Government Gateway user ID and password – you may not have one if Numbers has always filed your tax returns as we have separate access to HMRC on your behalf. If you don’t have one, you can create one as part of the eligibility checking process.
  4. Bank details (account number and sort code)


Unfortunately Numbers cannot make applications on behalf of our clients – individuals needs to make the application themselves.

You can find out more information about the scheme here and there’s also more information there about the support which may be available if you are not eligible.

Do make sure you take a look at the requirements today and check your eligibility ready to claim on 13th May. As always, if we can help in anyway do please get in touch.