Renfrewshire Council

Support for the self-employed during coronavirus

Guidance and support for the self-employed on GOV.UK, financial support during coronavirus, Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, other schemes, grants and loans for the self-employed.

Guidance and support

You can also get coronavirus support and advice for businesses and the self-employed in Scotland on the FindBusinessSupport.gov.scot website.

You can also get guidance and support if you're self-employed or a sole trader on the GOV.UK website including:

  • claim a grant through the Self-employment Income Support Scheme
  • self-employment and Universal Credit
  • if you cannot pay your tax bill on time
  • negotiate a mortgage payment holiday.

Financial support during coronavirus

If you are not working due to coronavirus, you may be able to claim benefits, get a reduction on your council tax or apply for funds to support you financially during the crisis. 

See what financial support is available during coronavirus.

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme supports people self-employed or a member of a partnership, with a taxable grant. The online claims service for the fifth grant will be available from late July 2021.

Find out more about the Self-employment Income Support Scheme on the GOV.UK website.

Other schemes, grants and loans for the self-employed

You may be entitled to other schemes, grants or loans if you're self-employed and your business is in Renfrewshire including:

If you are self-employed and have staff:

If you are self-employed with a business premises in Renfrewshire:

There is also sector specific support for businesses.