Reply To: non dep income – self employed

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seanosul
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I think David is wrong and you were correct in the first place. The law however on this is not clear.

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(2) In the case of a non-dependant aged 18 or over to whom paragraph (1)(a) applies because he is in remunerative work, where it is shown to the appropriate authority that his normal weekly gross income is—
(a) less than £106.00, the deduction to be made under this regulation shall be that specified in paragraph 1(b);
(b) not less than £106.00 but less than £157.00, the deduction to be made under this regulation shall be £17.00;
(c) not less than £157.00 but less than £204.00, the deduction to be made under this regulation shall be £23.35;
(d) not less than £204.00 but less than £271.00, the deduction to be made under this regulation shall be £38.20;
(e) not less than £271.00 but less than £338.00, the deduction to be made under this regulation shall be £43.50.
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Normal gross income is taxable income after allowable expenses plus any benefits. There is already a Court of Appeal decision about this, Chief Adjudication Officer v. Hogg [1985] where gross earnings are defined as gross before tax and NI but after allowable deductions.