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Freelance workers & travel costs

Abi
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Hi all,

I am supporting a young person who is doing some freelance work at the moment. She is technically therefore self employed and works 2 days per week.

The employer would like to cover the cost of her monthly travel card, but we’re unsure whether this would class as income and therefore reduce her UC award. She invoices the employer and the travel expense would be a separate line on that invoice, but the travel cost and income would be received into her bank account as one payment.  She’s unsure how to proceed, particularly in how she logs her income. Should she include the travel allowance or not?
Any help much appreciated!

Gareth Morgan
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It will be earnings but is also an allowable expense which will then reduce the income for UC purposes. See http://www.ferret.co.uk/reckoners/demo/SE_Exps/se_exps.htm

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Gareth Morgan - 08 August 2019 01:00 PM

It will be earnings but is also an allowable expense which will then reduce the income for UC purposes. See http://www.ferret.co.uk/reckoners/demo/SE_Exps/se_exps.htm

Thanks Gareth, that’s really helpful!