UK Government Help for Dog Walkers and Pet Sitters
Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
If you are self-employed (i.e. you declare your earnings in a Self Assessment filing) the Government will pay 80% of profits up to £2,500/mth. This is a grant. You won’t have to pay it back. To qualify your average trading profits must be under £50,000 per year.
Employee or zero hrs contract/agency worker
If you have employees the government will pay them 80% of salary up to £2,500/mth. If you can afford it you can top it up to 100% but don’t need to.
Available to anyone who can’t pay the bills. Apply online and wait for someone to call you back.
Limited company director
If you pay are a company director who receives dividends then you are out of luck. There is no help from the government for you. However, you can furlough yourself and claim 80% of any PAYE or you can claim universal credit.
Recently started a business?
If you left a job after 28 Feb your old employer can rehire you to furlough you. This applies to anyone who handed in their notice or was made redundant.
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