Rightly so, there’s been so much talk about how and if small business founders are eligible for the Government’s schemes. So Holly is here to demystify it all, make sure that you get clued up on all key things you should.

This is Holly Tucker’s guide to the Self Employment Scheme and how best to claim support, from the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to Universal Credit and how to defer income tax payments.

And remember, the Government wants you to claim – it’s not trying to catch you out!


Holly has created a handy guide to give you an overview of everything you need to know! The Coronavirus Job Retention scheme allows employers to put staff who can’t work because of coronavirus on ‘furlough’ – or ‘on hold’ – and the Government will cover 80% of their salary, up to £2,500 per month, for at least 3 months starting from 1 March 2020.

With this, she has collated her best tips to explain what can at first seem like a complicated way to receive financial support and some tools that may help.

Plus some handy tips on who is eligible, how to apply and ultimately what you need to know.

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