Government Support
for Sub-Contractors

Covid-19: Government Support for Sub-Contractors

The Covid-19 pandemic may cause some UK construction sites to shut down for a few weeks.  Because of this, you might find it harder to get work.  You may also be wondering what to do if you are self-isolating or get sick from Covid-19, also known as coronavirus.

The self-employed do not have the same security as employees, or statutory rights such as paid sick leave.

Because of this, we have created this page to provide you with some information about the help that is available.  The UK government’s Covid-19 guidance is regularly updated on the website, which you can find here:

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UK Government Guidance Updates

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Coronavirus Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (Oct 2020 Update)

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a 6-month extension of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) to start in November 2020. This is one of several measures intended to support the economy during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Updated: 26/10/20


Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (Second and Final Grant)

Applications for the second grant will open from 17 August 2020 and close on 19 October 2020.

Updated: 17/08/20


(Covid-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme Extended to August

On 28th May the Government announced that the scheme would be extended with a 2nd and final payment made in August 2020.

Updated: 22/06/20


Covid-19 Testing

The government has announced an expansion of its testing programme for Covid-19.

Updated: 01/05/20


Updated: 31/03/20


Self-Assessment and CIS

You can find information about Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) and Self-Assessment here.

Updated: 27/03/20


State Benefits

You can find out more information about some of the state benefits you may be able to claim here.

Updated: 27/03/20


Personal Finances

You can find information about the Money Advice Service here.

Updated: 27/03/20


Construction Industry Helpline

The Construction Industry Helpline provides 24/7 support for construction workers and their families in the UK and Ireland.

Updated: 27/03/20

If you’re self-isolating and need to speak to someone, or you have any questions, please call us on 020 8181 9100