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Self Employed Person - What Statutory Rights Do They Have?

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nannynick Mon 04-Jul-11 17:46:04

Not sure this is the right place to ask this question but I hope some of you may know the answer to this, or be able to point me in the right direction for where to look for the information.

I am trying to work out what rights a self employed person has when they do work for a client.

I know that the terms of business will dictate this but I was wondering what statutory rights might exist - for example, an employee can get Statutory Maternity Pay, where as someone self employed cannot. Someone self employed can apply for Maternity Allowance.

nickelbabe Mon 04-Jul-11 17:50:05

MA as you say, also SSP (statutory sick pay)
other than that, I don't know.

you'll always be able to use the nhs, so i guess you can count healthcare! grin

nannynick Mon 04-Jul-11 18:30:32

I didn't think someone self employed could get SSP. Thanks for mentioning it though, as that did then mean that I searched for info about that smile and found Employment and Support Allowance which someone self employed can claim. I think that would be NI Contribution Based, not sure how you go about calculating what it would be though.

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