I have my own small business as a Health and Safety Consultant. I take drawings rather than a salary. I personally employ an au pair to look after my children while I work. In this capacity, I am registered as an employer with Inland Revenue. I have applied for the wage subsidy for myself through my business and that money will help cover my costs during this time but I am not taking any drawings as I need to keep the money in the business. My question is, can I apply for the subsidy to pay my au pair? I still have to pay her for 40 hours a week even though I don’t need her for those hours. Lastly, my husbands income has not changed and this is our main household income, my drawings top it up each month. Thanks in advance for your advice.
Question submitted 02/04/20 @ 10:09am
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