Coronavirus webinar – where to get money help if you are self-employed or a freelancer

Hello, we’re both pleased that you’re here and sorry that you’re going through such a stressful time. As people who run a small business, we completely understand if you’re worried, and we want to help you as much as we can.

Getting financial help if your self-employed or freelance business is struggling

There’s a lot of information being thrown at us daily, and it’s not all clear. So we’ve put together this webinar to talk you through the financial support that’s available to you if you are self-employed or a freelancer. It will apply to you if you run your business through a company, or if you are sole trader.

We cover questions about:

  • invoicing and getting paid: what rights you have to demand payment for work you’ve already done
  • what happens if you can’t work because you’re ill with coronavirus
  • what government support / benefits you can claim if your business is struggling

It includes information about the following support provided by the government as part of its coronavirus financial package:

  • the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme, which gives the 80% income grant to eligible self-employed people (tune in for the details, because it’s not straightforward)
  • the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, if you are worried about losing your job because of the virus impacting on your employer.
  • the Business Interruption Loans, for small and medium sized businesses, to provide cashflow to keep them going during the next few months
  • what benefits you can apply for if you need some income (universal credit, job seekers’ allowance and employment and support allowance).

Want more information about dealing with mortgage, rent and bill payments? See our general guide to the money help available to you during the coronavirus crisis

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, take care of yourselves ’til then.

Have specific questions you want us to answer?

You can send us questions in advance – instructions are in your registration confirmation email.

Can’t make the webinar? Don’t worry!

We have a general guide to the money help available to you and a specific guide for freelancers and self-employed people.

Please note: Lifetise is not a financial adviser, so we will only be providing guidance on what help is available for you. We can’t give any advice on pensions or investments, you would need to speak to a financial adviser for that.

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