Access to Work - COVID easement in business viability test
Apologies if this is not the right place for this question, wasn’t quite sure where it sits.
To be eligible for Access to Work (ATW) as a self-employed person, you must pass a business viability test in which your turnover ‘should’ be at or above the lower earnings limit (£6240 this year).
This claimant’s turnover has been reduced due to COVID to below the LEL. Her previous ATW package has ended and she awaits a renewal decision.
I can’t find anything which provides for any kind of COVID-related easement in the turnover eligibility for ATW.
I realise there is some discretion within this scheme and we will go down that route too. However, does anyone have any thoughts on the absence of a COVID-easement in this test. Or must we just rely on the individual exercise of discretion.