Maternity Leave U-Turn for Self-Employed Mothers

Self-employed mothers who took maternity leave during the Government’s Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) qualification period, were set to be penalised as their earnings would have dropped while taking their leave.

Around 70,000 women would have been affected by the way that the SEISS is calculated, as they were only entitled to claim £151.20 a week during their maternity leave. The Government has since reviewed the qualification process, bringing many of these self-employed mothers back in line with their male counterparts.

However, these revisions only apply to the 2018-19 tax year, so any mother who took leave in the previous two tax years could still end up with less support.

If you fall into this category, please do not hesitate to contact Folkes Worton on 01384 376964 to see if we can help with your claim.

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