a friend of mine who was employed and self employed has been told they are not eligible for the 4th grant as the average of their self employed profits over the last 3 years did not exceed employment income.
As a general rule self employed profits have been around £7k and employed income around £20k. This person was made redundant in Oct 2020 so has had no income since. Their self employed income was teaching after school club for kids so that has been nil since March 2020.
So since Nov 20 she has relied on the SEISS grants but is now not eligible to claim the 4th or 5th grant, even though she is currently still not employed.
This just seems plain wrong to me? There must be so many people in this same position? Has anyone else encountered this?