Millions of self-employed workers in the UK whose trade has been affected by coronavirus were able to apply for a second support grant from the government from Monday.
The second Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant will pay up to £6,750, in what Chancellor Rishi Sunak said would be the final hand-out.
The article says that more than 3 million people are thought to be eligible for the second grant. The chancellor has said 95% of all self-employed workers were to be covered by the scheme. The first grant in May saw £7.8bn in taxable grants claimed by 2.7 million people.
But ... millions of self-employed workers - including newly self-employed, those earning less than 50% income from self-employment, self-employed with +£50k trading profits, PAYE freelancers and some operating on limited companies - have fallen through the cracks and are still not able to apply for the government scheme ...
ExcludedUK is a newly formed non-profit NGO and serves as a collective platform for those entirely or largely excluded from the UK Government's Covid-19 financial support measures. We are a rapidly growing organisation and an inclusive community, representing a broad spectrum of individuals and businesses, but all sharing one common thread: we are excluded.
As an organisation we will play a crucial role in facilitating support and assistance on multiple levels, both for now and into the future.Our aim is to build a stronger platform, raise awareness, lobby for support, raise funds for legal challenges and help enable the changes that are needed for those excluded.Most importantly, our hope is that our efforts can help propel affected individuals and businesses forward in the face of adversity resulting from Covid-19 and being excluded from Government support, while equally ensuring we are all able to help each other emerge from this crisis.