If you do not have a Government Gateway account, here are some steps you can take and the information that you will require.
HMRC’s ‘Government Gateway’ is an IT system where individuals can register for online services provided by the UK Government, such as registering for HMRC self-assessment, paying tax self-assessment, obtaining a driving licence, etc. When filing a tax return you will also need your Unique Taxpayer Reference number (UTR).
If you are applying for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme and you do not have a Government Gateway account, from the page that confirms your eligibility under the scheme, you will be prompted to create it. Alternatively, you can create an account here.
You will need an email address, your National Insurance number, date of birth, and a form of identification.
You will then need to follow the steps listed below:
Tip: If you select a photo driving licence or passport, you will need to have the document to hand as you will be asked for details such as passport number, full name as it appears on your passport (including middle names), and expiry date.
Registration will then be complete, and you will have your Government Gateway Account set up and ready to use.