I'm working for a company, and while receiving Stat Mat I launched my own business. I went back to work at said company in Decemeber last year after my Stat Mat ended. I'm now ready to 'quit my day job' and go it alone with my own business. I have turned a profit, and will be filing taxes in January for my first year trading 2010/2011. Will I have to pay back the Stat Mat I received during 2010? Suddenly worried!
(I know I wont have to pay back my Enhanced Maternity Pay paid by my company, as have checked the maternity handbook at work)
I don't think you will have to pay it back as my sister has just handed her notice in whilst on Mat leave. I believe she checked with a government department prior to make sure. It maybe worth you going to direct.gov.uk and check there to be sure.