Is a sole trader actually required to cease trading to be eligible for the new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme? I have just read the transcript of the chancellors speech:
"You'll be able to claim these grants and continue to do business." No mention of needing for there to be a cessation of trade.
I'm not sure claiming and working is in the spirit of these measures but I'm sure I will be asked by a client if they can claim and trade at the same time. What are anyone else's views on this? Also, if there is no requirement for the trade to have stopped, presumably all self employed claims will be for the whole 3 month period therefore from March 1st???