Self Employed

Self-employed to be offered fourth and final £7,500 grant in Budget
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Self-employed to be offered fourth and final £7,500 grant in Budget

Under pressure: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to help 1.3m self-employed excluded from support Rishi Sunak is set to announce a fourth and final round of the £7,500 grant for the self-employed in next week’s Budget. As before, certain self-employed will be able to claim a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEIISS) grant worth up…

What the Uber ruling means for your small business
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What the Uber ruling means for your small business

Last week’s long-awaited Supreme Court ruling in the Uber case has far reaching ramifications for any small business that engages self-employed individuals, in all sectors. Drivers, engaged by Uber on a self-employed basis, brought a claim that they were not in fact self-employed; instead, they claimed they were “workers” and were therefore entitled to statutory…

Government must help self-employed excluded due to 50% income rule
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Government must help self-employed excluded due to 50% income rule

1.3m people have been excluded from Covid support because less than 50% of their income comes from self-employment The government should act to help self-employed excluded from Covid support because more than 50% of their income comes from elsewhere. This deliberate exclusion is unfair and disproportionately attacks women on modest incomes, says the influential Institute…

Self-employed should pay equal tax with employees, says top thinktank
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Self-employed should pay equal tax with employees, says top thinktank

Taxing times: experts have pushed back at the call for self-employed to pay more tax post-pandemic The self-employed and small business owners should pay as much tax as the employed, influential think-tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies argues. The current tax system does not really work for anybody, says the IFS in its report published…

Taxman gives self-employed more time to file your tax return
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Taxman gives self-employed more time to file your tax return

Breathing space: the taxman is giving the self-employed an extension if they file January 31 tax returns late due to Covid-19 HMRC is giving the self-employed more time to file their tax return if they give Covid as an excuse for late filing. This year, almost 12m self-employed people, those with second forms of income…

Prospect union calls for emergency help for excluded self-employed
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Prospect union calls for emergency help for excluded self-employed

Self isolation: around 3m Britons have fallen through cracks in government Covid financial support The Prospect union, recognising the plight of the 3m self-employed excluded from government Covid support, has devised an emergency plan. Its Self-Employment Stabilisation Scheme (SESS) would bolt onto the existing Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) and offer help for the…