"Yes, this is the nub of the issue for many of us I feel. I am not gardening for people where I could only access their garden through their house, but we are not only for the most part working alone, but also we are often working for the elderly or…"
"Quite. And they will go out exercising their dogs with other dog walkers in little parks etc, or jogging along narrow pavements passing close by to other people. In fact, regarding supermarkets, Tesco goes to all the trouble of a billion markers and…"
"You must make your own choice but for what it's worth I think that you are fine to work as a sole gardener. Clearly you have been put off by panicky people who have nothing better to do than interfere and act as virus police, but you are perfectly l…"
"Hi Claire here is a link to Martin Lewis who explains it in details what the self employed can do and he makes it very clear if you can continue working in your trade not a different entity you can claim the grant if you receive the letter from the…"
"probably not much you can do without running up legal costs that you might lose sadly. maybe contact the person who stole your design and threaten them. but would that really achieve anything, there are a lot of unscrupulous feral scum bags around.…"
"I think it is such a massive bureaucratic undertaking to pay the five million self-employed, that to have to correspond back and forth and to have to calculate and negotiate a figure for each person based on every individuals current up and down act…"
"I only ever use mulching mowers. Mine are both ride on mulchers. But the advice I would give is to buy a mulching mower with as deep [tall] a deck as you can find.
The Stiga PWX 740 is a great mulching mower, but I have just fitted a mulching kit o…"
"It really doesn't seem right to make a profit out of this............. I'd hope they'd have a rethink on it so that people can't claim the 80% if for example, they've only lost 10% of their work............... I think that's how I understand it. "
"The point that the Chancellor made when he announced the help for the self-employed was that any money given to us has to be included in our accounts. So the grant is taxable. It is not just free extra money on top of our turnover and net profits. I…"
"I feel safe in the open air. Still working. Only two customers cancelled so far which I totally understand, it is their call. Gate open for me, they are safely indoors, call mobile if need to talk and all the other precautions I can think of. In th…"
"The mat is pop riveted onto the machine and 'brushes' the clippings into the grass. It also acts as a safety feature to stop debris flying out of the rear. Taking it off would probably invalidate your insurance if the worst happened. Stripes are go…"
"Yes it is an option to claim even when working. Actually, the government seem to be encouraging continued work if it can be done safely.
As for me, my workload has dramatically been affected (being in property maintenance/handyman = more risk of con…"
"Yes, recent clarifications allow an employee / self employed person to work elsewhere ( must be another entity) to allow them to top up... and earn more ?
Is it morally correct and/or open to abuse - your call !"