utterly obvious I'm sure...

(5 Posts)
utopian99 Tue 04-Feb-14 19:42:28

...but what DO you do about maternity pay if you are self employed?
Wasn't for first child, hoping to have another soon (foolish ovaries willing,) and wondered what I need to do to get anything I am entitled to? Will shortly have a year's accounts but they aren't blistering as some income has been through personal property development so not through the company. Or is it simpler than that?

Tweetinat Tue 04-Feb-14 19:50:01

You'll be entitled to Maternity Allowance I suspect:


£139ish provided you've earned the qualifying amount which I think is £30 per week over any 13 weeks


Tweetinat Tue 04-Feb-14 19:50:21


utopian99 Tue 04-Feb-14 21:38:54

Thanks - how do I prove earnings if self employed? Currently all profits are going straight back into growing the company.. Also presumably I need to pay NI, can I pay a wedge to get up to date?

Still very new to this!

TalkinPeace Tue 04-Feb-14 22:36:42

If you are self employed, your earnings are your taxable profits
have a look at my ebay me page to work out which number to use ...

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