UK200Group stress tests government’s self-employed SEISS portal

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UK200Group stress tests government’s self-employed SEISS portal

The Martlet Partnership alongside members of the UK200Group have helped HMRC stress test their online Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) portal.

The portal, which went live today, the 13th May, was built and tested in record time, and allows self-employed workers to claim a grant of up to £7,500.

Andrew Jackson, Head of Corporate Tax at Fiander Tovell and Chair of the Tax Panel of the UK200Group comments:

“Members of the UK200Group support thousands of self-employed businesses. From today the SEISS portal allows the self-employed to access up to £7,500 in order to help ensure that their business survives the Covid19 lockdown.”

“While there will be 5,000 HMRC staff manning phone lines, plus webchat, it was important for us to identify and address as many potential issues as possible. This is because the portal has been designed for the claimant to use, rather than their accountant. It was therefore essential that it is both simple and intuitive to use, and we were extremely pleased to be able to help the HMRC in testing the portal.”

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