Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.

Business. ESA. And housing benefit.

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davidbedford122
davidbedford122 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Can someone point me in the right direction. I’ve been offered my friends business. She wants to retire. And wants someone to take over and keep it running. I’m on ESA support group but I do not need to go in to work. Also currently on housing benefit and I’m just wondering if I took it on what changes it would make for me. I won’t actually earn anything for the first year because I will be paying for the van that is needed. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,107 Disability Gamechanger
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    For ESA you can do permitted work. You must make sure you don't earn more than £152/week and not work more than 16 hours/week. You must tell ESA that you're working and you'll need to fill out a PW1 form. If you'll be self employed then you'll need to report your earnings and expenses.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2023
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     You must make sure you don't earn more than £152/week and not work more than 16 hours/week.
    Must work  less than 16 hours.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,107 Disability Gamechanger
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    calcotti said:
     You must make sure you don't earn more than £152/week and not work more than 16 hours/week.
    Must work  less than 16 hours.
    Thanks Calcotti. Of course I know that and I’m totally puzzled as to why I advised that. Must have been another of those stupid typos. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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