What is a Self-employed Income?
A person is self-employed if they own their own business and they only work for themselves. They do not receive a regular wage or salary from an employer and are not employed under a contract. A self-employed person could be a sole trader or in a partnership.
This can include jobs like:
- window cleaners
- taxi drivers
- painters and decorators
- shared fisherman
You may receive a wage from an employer they may take Income Tax or National Insurance payments from your wages. In that case you are not self-employed.
You must complete the form to cover a full 12 month period.
If your business has traded for less than 12 months, you can include:
a combination of actual and estimated income.
If your business has traded for more than 12 months, you must include:
the previous 12 months actual income.
The information in this section is for general advice only. Contact your local Housing Benefit office if you have any queries.
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