You need to register as self employed. You don't usually have to pay tax as the allowances are very generous. You get a personal allowance and an allowance for each child. We have one child long term and I pay no tax. I have a birth child and my partner is on a low income so we claim working tax credit and child tax credit for birth child.
Hello, I'm a foster carer who didn't realise I should be paying taxes! I've been fostering for almost 2 years now.
At the moment I claim income support whilst I have a placement and job seekers allowance when I don't. I also get council tax reduction and free prescriptions/dental treatment etc whilst claiming these.
My question is, if I register as self employed, I'm under the impression that I can claim working tax credit, is that right? Do you know how much it is a week (income support and job seekers is around £70 a week). Also win WTC can I still get council tax reduction and free prescriptions etc?