Is the allowed amount after or before tax and do they take into account pension contributions?
Hi I’m hoping someone can give me a direct answer here as Iv been told many different things !
I’m starting a new job and will be earning more than the amount allowed to receive esa.
My employer is willing to drop my hours (which are only 15!) to keep me with in my allowed earnings however by the time Iv payed into my nhs pension and payed tax I’m well below the amount allowed !
Is the allowed amount after or before tax and do they take into account pension contributions as Iv been told differently on a few occasions!
Feeling very confused and frustrated as I’m trying to better myself and work within my boundaries within a hospice while still receiving cancer treatment! However I’m feeling like I’m being penalised for doing so !
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