Second SEISS grant claims now open
The online service for the second and final SEISS grant is now available at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-self-employment-income-support-scheme
If HMRC believe you are eligible for the second grant you will have received an email with the date from which you can make your claim. If you have not received a date from HMRC and you think you are eligible, you can use the online service to check.
You will have to confirm to HMRC, when you make your claim, that your business has been adversely affected by coronavirus on or after 14 July 2020.
The deadline for making your claim is 19 October 2020.
Protect yourself from scams
Stay vigilant about scams, which may mimic government messages as a way of appearing authentic and unthreatening. Search ‘scams’ on GOV.UK for information on how to recognise genuine HMRC contact. You can also forward suspicious emails claiming to be from HMRC to firstname.lastname@example.org and texts to 60599.