Most companies will have fairly healthy accounts up to the middle of March 2020 when the lock-down of activity to control coronavirus started.
Since that date, many firms will have struggled to maintain profitability even with the support of the various government programmes.
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The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opened for applications at 8am on 13 May 2020. The scheme will provide grants of up to £2,500 per month based on 80% of average profits to qualifying applicants.
HMRC has reiterated that the claim is designed to be made by the claimant directly and that advisers cannot make a claim on behalf of their clients. Instead, qualifying applicants need to make a claim using their own Government Gateway account.