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Self-employed and pregnant. What are my rights?: ask the expert

Self-employed and pregnant. What are my rights?: ask the expert

I have been a self employed agent with a company from earlier this year and have signed a yearly contract with them starting from that date. I have found out that I am pregnant and the baby is due in the autumn. I haven't told my principal yet as I am waiting on scan and test results coming back. I know I will be entitled to Maternity Allowance, but I would like to know what my rights are regarding my contract as I am fit and healthy and wish to continue working right up to my due date and returning after minimum maternity leave. Do the company need to keep me on? Will they still pay my commission during my maternity leave and also do they have to keep the position open for me to return after the baby? 

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Self-employed maternity rights: ask the expert

Self-employed maternity rights: ask the expert

I am a self-employed consultant who is exclusively working for one company. I have to provide my reports, attend regular management calls, work full time and get approval in case I take any of the 25 days of holidays a year. I do everything like a normal employee just that I have written self employed on my contract. Do they have to take me back after maternity leave or not? If so, for how long?

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Self-employed tax liabilities: ask the expert

I have more than one self employed job at home and I want  to know how much tax I should be liable for. I understand I should be able to claim tax relief and offset some of my expenses again tax,  especially if being self employed you are not entitled to maternity pay. Is this correct?

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What tax relief can I claim as a self-employed worker? Ask the expert 

I am an ex banker and want to know if I have more that one self employed job at home eg three part time jobs, how much tax would I be liable for ? I understand I should be able to claim tax relief and off set some of my expenses against tax, especially if being self-employed you are not entitled to maternity pay. Is this correct?

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