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5 things UK freelancers can do if youโ€™re worried about money

5 things UK freelancers can do if youโ€™re worried about money

by Wishu
15 July 2020

About 6 million people in Britain are self-employed or are contract workers aka freelancers, making up over 15% of the overall workforce. During this period of self-isolation, financial worries are affecting us most. Here are some things to consider.

We would like to advise every freelancer who is in need of financial assistance to claim Universal Credit or Contributory Employment and Support Allowance by the UK government. (find the link below)

๐—จ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜? ๐—”๐—บ ๐—œ ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?

The budget explains that those who are not eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SPP), such as self-employed people or those earning below the Lower Earnings Limit of ยฃ118 per week, can now โ€œmore easily make a claim for Universal Credit or Contributory Employment and Support Allowanceโ€.

The document explains: โ€œFor the duration of the outbreak, the requirements of the Universal Credit Minimum Income Floor will be temporarily relaxed for those who have COVID-19 or are self-isolating according to government advice, ensuring self-employed claimants will receive support.โ€

It also states that people will be able to claim Universal Credit and access advance payments upfront โ€œwithout the current requirement to attend a jobcentre, because of self-isolationโ€.

To apply for any of the listed above please visit: https://linktr.ee/wishuapp

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