We’re here for you
We founded Holvi with the aim to never let you work alone. And we meant it. We are here to support you during the coronavirus crisis.
(last updated: 13/5/2020)
Holvi is here to help small businesses succeed – and today this is more important than ever. All around the world, the coronavirus is hitting sole traders hard.
At Holvi, we know the power of sharing information. So we’ve created this hub to keep you up to date with what’s going on – honest talk, in plain English.
Our team continues to support you as usual.
Meanwhile, we’re looking into extra steps we can take as a company, to help you in new ways during these challenging times.
We want to promote you
To support you in times of coronavirus, we want to do more. For the coming weeks, we will be advertising your small businesses in our social media channels. Do you want to reach more potential customers for your product or services? Apply with the following form for the chance to be featured.
Insights from Holvi
Read Holvi’s insights into the coronavirus situation – what you can do now and what resources are available to help you. We’ll update this section with useful information on how to come through this stronger.
Official guidance for sole traders
If you're worried about your financial situation, here are the options currently available to you
Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
SEISS will support sole traders who have lost income due to Covid-19.
You’ll be able to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of your trading profits up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next 3 months.
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
As a sole trader, you can apply for ESA if you have a disability or health condition that affects how much you can work.
- Money to help with living costs if you’re unable to work
- Support to get back into work if you’re able to
Universal Credit (UC)
If you’re on a low income or out of work, you may be eligible for UC to help with your living costs.
During the coronavirus period the payments are raised to £94.25 a week.
How else can we help?
This is how we’re helping our Holvi users. But every business faces its own unique challenges. We’d like to hear how the current situation is affecting you. Please share your questions, feedback and suggestions via our support team or social media, so we can connect and discover new ways of supporting you.