New advice from Government on local authority discretionary fund — self-employed can now apply

TODAY (Saturday May 23) the Government announced a change to the Local Authority Discretionary Fund to make  businesses eligible for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) also eligible to apply for the scheme.
If you did apply to your local authority for money from the discretionary fund but was rejected because you had qualified for the self-employed scheme you should now reapply.
Whether or not you have applied the process is not simple. The application process varies from local authority to local authority so you must ask your local council how to do it. Irrespective of where you trade you should be making your application to the local authority where you live.
To view Government guidance on eligibility and how to apply click here.