Self Employed Income Support Scheme Grants

Published 6th July 2021

As many of the grants for Coronavirus had been hastily implemented HM Revenue &
Customs have introduced significant penalties for incorrectly claiming grants which
taxpayers are not entitled to.

The penalties can be up to 100% of the grant incorrectly claimed.

If you claimed the 1st, 2nd or 3rd SEISS grant from HM Revenue & Customs and think that in
hindsight you may not be entitled to receive it, it is important that you notify HM Revenue
& Customs on the submission of your 2020/21 tax return and repay any overpayment received by 31 January 2022 to avoid the application of penalties in cases of genuine error.

To recap, the key criteria for entitlement to 1st and 2nd SEISS grants were:

“Adversely affected” could include:

The eligibility criteria for the 3rd grant are more restrictive. The criteria for the 3rd grant are
as follows:

If you believe that you may not meet the eligibility criteria above for one or more of the grants claimed please contact our tax department on 01254 688111 to discuss this further.

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