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Maternity / Paternity pay for self employed freelance or SAHM ?!

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CraftyMumma123 Mon 23-Jan-17 15:02:19

In the U.K. is there any kind of government pay for the self employed or freelance? We've got a little newborn and a friend just told us my husband should get some money as her husband is getting £138 PW but my husband is a freelance contractor PAYG so we don't think we'd qualify? Boo!!
Also is there anything for a Mum who's already at home looking after child number 1?
Thanks hmm

Rockchick1984 Mon 23-Jan-17 18:53:14

As a SAHM you are not losing a salary by being on maternity leave so you don't have anything to claim for confused

Paternity pay is only available to fathers in employment not freelance contractors.

HeCantBeSerious Mon 23-Jan-17 18:54:43

No, there isn't. But he should be benefitting from lower taxes due to claiming expenses against his income, so swings and roundabouts.

mouldycheesefan Mon 23-Jan-17 18:54:54

No, maternity and paternity pay is for employees.

CraftyMumma123 Mon 23-Jan-17 19:51:48

Great help thank you smile
Totally different in Oz (where we've just moved back from) where second time Mums do get a payment and freelancing partners do get a payment when they take a couple of weeks off to help when a baby is born.
Thanks all for replying!

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