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  1. I was on UC in late March, and recently received some quite non-committal message that the commitments would be returning, but no indication when. If I remember correctly the expectation was that we could find at least one job per day to which to apply, or some such nonsense. Given that the government can only guess how many workplaces will be safe : 1) to commute to/from at the time of job application; 2) to work in at the time of job application; 3) to commute to/from at the date of starting a job ; 4) to work in at the date of starting a job, 5)
  2. (firstly, a quick, but heartfelt THANK YOU to those essential workers who have been risking their lives in this emergency. I salute them all.) The current suspension of Work Search is only until the 29th June (afaik). No doubt the government are waiting for Death counts to come down, but at this rate, they won't hit zero until the end of July, IF they ever hit zero... Further, if the numbers from Beijing this week are to be believed, the second wave could hit in very, very little time after the first, and with just as little warning, and when it does, how many of us are goin
  3. I'm aware that DWP policy towards all job-hunters is that, "The government thinks it's right we turn up and work a 35 hour week, so we expect you to be looking for 35 hours a week, AND to turn up here on demand". I get that - I don't like it, I'm old enough to remember the days when they didn't even ask about your jobsearch. But I get it. It occurred to me that, in dragging me into these pointless UC meetings at the JC, where the "Advisor" blankly looks at the myriad agency/company names to whom I've applied, disinterestedly asks, "And how's the job search going?", while alread
  4. I'd like to do a favour to a company with a mission that is close to my heart, I can do this outside of the 35 hours I'm supposed to be looking for work, and not charge for it. It is however both within the broader scope of what I do for a living, and something a company would commonly pay for. Nor are they a registered charity. I'm loathe to inform the DWP because as far as I'm concerned it's none of their damn business, so I'm inclined not to. However, even though I wouldn't charge or do it within office hours, if they DID somehow find out, could/would they sanction me?
  5. I don't think you understand the question, I'll rephrase. Say you completed the application on Saturday - you then get a message online telling you to call an 0800 number and book an appt with the JC. That number is only manned 5 days a week, so you need to call on Monday, 9am-6pm. Also, the UC site says you have a whole FOUR weeks to book the appt or you have to start a fresh claim. (I just checked, it's slightly more than 4 weeks - though obviously I won't leave it quite that long as sod's law they'll be closed a couple of days before Christmas)
  6. Hi all, I've read that once you've completed the online part of the application, you have 7 days to book a JC appointment. When you make a fresh claim for UC, does this start from the day you - complete the online part - call through to book the JC appointment - attend the appointment itself? I would have thought it's the first but I just want to be certain. TIA
  7. Many thanks mate, I'll do exactly that. Just infuriating that with PAYE employment they'll happily wait until whenever your previous employer pays your final wages but with SELF employment you get hit with a damn taper. Staggeringly unfair and needs to be challenged imo.
  8. Hi all, I need to get out some earnings from a previous (self)employment but I don't want to be hit with the taper. I'm on an overdraft but that is getting short. I should in hindsight have paid myself all of it at the start but due to cashflow couldn't. Is it possible to suspend my claim for a few days while I pay this? It's not enough to take me over the 6k threshold but it is better than running on empty. Cheers all !
  9. Thanks, I have now informed them of the rough amount I've paid myself, and requested a review via the notes, but apparently they only review if I've been actively self-employed. What they want is for me to report payments made after the self-employment to the "Benefit Centre", split per Assessment Period - ouch . I haven't uploaded any payslips yet, which is another failing seeing I've had the company a few months now, and that will probably incur some fines, but I've now installed the HMRC Paye Tools software which enables upload.
  10. About the only thing they don't know is that it's a Ltd company, it's name, and I'm Director. On top of that nobody told me it makes a difference what Assessment Period my payments to myself fall in.
  11. No such To-Do action. I informed them of the fact I'd been self-employed, that I intended to draw down money that would not bring me over the capital limit. I recently got a message asking whether that money had arrived in my account. I haven't yet logged into the HMRC PAYE portal, I just got the access codes last week, I will enter all monies taken tomorrow. Reason for not paying myself in full was because my agent is a con-artist who wangled 30 days on an invoice that should have been paid in 14, and I'd read up that if you withdraw money that leaves the company immediately unable t
  12. Well the company is still live although not active. The only thing in proof I have is timesheets up to just before I stopped the last contract.
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