Ok life is tough, I get it!
You have tried and tried to get a job, with no luck. You are made to feel worthless, where you once felt valued. You’re stuck in a downward spiral. Benefits are just keeping you alive, just!
There has to be more than this, we are human beings.
You did not go to school thinking “One day I might aspire to be spending my day in bed, bored and penniless”
£71 a week job seekers, and queue for food at the food handout place! What would it take to earn £71 if you went self employed? A tradesman will command anything from £80 – £150 per day. £80 is the low end. This does not necessarily mean you need to be a time served tradesman; You could be simply an odd job man, ground work, cleaner and a myriad of every day household chores type functions.
So just over half a days work will give you back your life. You only pay tax once your business achieves a PROFIT over £10,000 (goes up to £10,600 in April).
So £192 per week costs you no taxes, and 7,956 profit is the threshold for national insurance, before you pay NI. You are taxed on profit not turnover. So £192 per week approximate profit before you pay any tax; Income tax is on profit not turnover.
Yes a risk, but are you really saying you can find no-one you can do a couple of days odd jobs for? You cannot buy and sell a couple of hundred pounds goods on eBay? Car boot? It needs thought, and bravery! Surprise yourself.
You can now apply for an New Enterprise Allowance loan of £25,000! Plus 13 weeks at £65 allowance, followed by another 13 weeks at £33. Speak to your Job Centre Adviser. You are eligible for the New Enterprise Allowance scheme from day 1 when you apply for Job Seekers and some other benefits(soeak to JC plus for details)
At Get Started, Blackpool Council’s service we have assisted nearly 1,000 people start in Business in 7 years. 1 in every 4 people that have attended our initial free road to enterprise course has gone on to open a business.
I hear you say “How many survive?” Statistically some fail, but in the last 2 years over 70% are still trading, which is a fantastic achievement when some parts of the UK have 40% survival rate!
Let me reiterate, To beat Job Seekers you need to do less than 1 days paid self employment work if you area Tradesman, DIY, etc.
From a Cleaner to a Web Designer, Builder to a sports therapist, we have seen them all.
We are non judgemental and no-one is turned away.
Get In touch today.
Contact us at Get Started , FYC, Blackpool, FY13PS, 01253 477147. ask what we can do to help you get started.
We are here to help you.