As a self-employed mum you get £140 pounds a week in statutory pay.
Some mothers who are entrepreneurs sometimes change themselves to director of their company so they can claim 90% of salary from the government. You get about 92% of that back from the gov after footing that expense upfront initially.
There is currently a debate in parliament to change this so it's more in line with employees rights.
No I think it's a pretty accurate description of what a mother who is an entrepreneur is. It's never caused offence before when I've used it but I can understand why people may take offence. For example, you don't have Dadtrepreneur. Is that where you're coming from?
I’m conflicted. Living on maternity allowance as a self employed woman was tough. But on the other hand I am self employed by choice and do not want to be treated like an employee. I worry if we campaign for SMP or sick pay or any other benefit of employment we’ll end up giving hmrc a reason to ask for income tax deducted at source like ir35 people and I do not support that.
I think Leather is right - there’s an image associated with ‘mumpreneur’ that people don’t take seriously. I’m not an ‘mumployee’, and I think women (who happen to be mothers) who run businesses or work freelance need to be called something that promotes a positive image.