COVID-19: How to claim a grant through the coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Background The Self-employment Income Support Scheme is for the self-employed or members of a partnership who have lost income due to coronavirus. This scheme will provide a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits (up to a maximum of £2,500 per month) for the next 3 months. This may be extended if needed. The … Read more

Last updated Jun 3, 2020

COVID-19: UK Government must lay out clear plan to support Gypsies, Travellers and Boaters

Two children sitting talking on a Traveller site

Today, Friends Families and Travellers and 29 other organisations wrote to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government; and Rebecca Pow, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to highlight action the Government can and must take to … Read more

Last updated Mar 24, 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for supporting people living on Traveller sites, unauthorised encampments and canal boats

Background This guidance will assist local authorities, Traveller site managers and organisations managing canals and waterways in addressing coronavirus (COVID-19) within home settings for people living on unauthorised encampments, people living on Traveller sites and people living on canals. This guidance may be updated in line with the changing situation. What you need to know … Read more

Last updated May 19, 2020