Self employed reservist allowance when been deployed

#1
Hello I’d appreciate if anyone can help me on this one or anyone been in the same circumstance.
I’m a self employed Plant operator on building sites and paid an hourly rate. Last year I was mobilised on operations. As I didn’t have my tax return sorted at the time I was on a regular soldiers income which I was happy with. However my last day of service was end of August 18 then went back to my civilian job. I have decided to do another tour and have completed my tax return to take to MTMC Chilwell. From April to September my income was made up from my army wage, and the rest of the year my self employed wage.
Chilwell have e mailed me to say they will not take into account my army wage when calculating my reservist award for the upcoming mobilisation. They will just pay me my self employed income which I made when I returned which is 6 months worth and is less than a regular soldiers wage.
Can they do this? If I wasn’t deployed I would have been earning a civilian income for the whole year which they would have to match.
Any help would be appreciated.
 
#2
Hello I’d appreciate if anyone can help me on this one or anyone been in the same circumstance.
I’m a self employed Plant operator on building sites and paid an hourly rate. Last year I was mobilised on operations. As I didn’t have my tax return sorted at the time I was on a regular soldiers income which I was happy with. However my last day of service was end of August 18 then went back to my civilian job. I have decided to do another tour and have completed my tax return to take to MTMC Chilwell. From April to September my income was made up from my army wage, and the rest of the year my self employed wage.
Chilwell have e mailed me to say they will not take into account my army wage when calculating my reservist award for the upcoming mobilisation. They will just pay me my self employed income which I made when I returned which is 6 months worth and is less than a regular soldiers wage.
Can they do this? If I wasn’t deployed I would have been earning a civilian income for the whole year which they would have to match.
Any help would be appreciated.
Have you highlighted that that the reservist award should be pro rata on a monthly basis as, from April to September you were unable to earn a civilian wage, therefore should be calculated on a 6 month earning period?

Also, have you been compulsory mobilised? If not, you always retain the choice to withdraw your consent.
 
#3
You won't be paid less than your army rank.
 
#5
Have you highlighted that that the reservist award should be pro rata on a monthly basis as, from April to September you were unable to earn a civilian wage, therefore should be calculated on a 6 month earning period?

Also, have you been compulsory mobilised? If not, you always retain the choice to withdraw your consent.
Hi I have not as I’ve not gone through Chilwell yet. I have not been compulsory mobilised just volunteered expecting to be paid the figure on last years tax return so I’m not out of pocket.
 
#6
Hello I’d appreciate if anyone can help me on this one or anyone been in the same circumstance.
I’m a self employed Plant operator on building sites and paid an hourly rate. Last year I was mobilised on operations. As I didn’t have my tax return sorted at the time I was on a regular soldiers income which I was happy with. However my last day of service was end of August 18 then went back to my civilian job. I have decided to do another tour and have completed my tax return to take to MTMC Chilwell. From April to September my income was made up from my army wage, and the rest of the year my self employed wage.
Chilwell have e mailed me to say they will not take into account my army wage when calculating my reservist award for the upcoming mobilisation. They will just pay me my self employed income which I made when I returned which is 6 months worth and is less than a regular soldiers wage.
Can they do this? If I wasn’t deployed I would have been earning a civilian income for the whole year which they would have to match.
Any help would be appreciated.

As a self employed man, you must have employed a qualified accountant,? he will know exactly what to do, that is what you pay him for.
 
#7
Hi I have not as I’ve not gone through Chilwell yet. I have not been compulsory mobilised just volunteered expecting to be paid the figure on last years tax return so I’m not out of pocket.
Fingers crossed they see sense, if they don't chin it off or take the hit are your options.
Unless you are in a specialist trade, your mobilisation is helping keep nights away from home down for the regular cohort (a key factor for many leaving) & aiding retention.
Quite why the quibbling with pennies when pounds are lost elsewhere sometimes still has the ability to astound
 
#8
As a self employed man, you must have employed a qualified accountant,? he will know exactly what to do, that is what you pay him for.
Why?

I'm self employed IT & Business Consultant; Mrs Pcar is a SE Dentist.

I do our tax/vat returns, no accountant involved.

imo OP should receive his civvy hourly/daily rate; Army wrong or Hammond being a cnut again - penny wise, pound foolish
 
#9
Why?

I'm self employed IT & Business Consultant; Mrs Pcar is a SE Dentist.

I do our tax/vat returns, no accountant involved.

imo OP should receive his civvy hourly/daily rate; Army wrong or Hammond being a cnut again - penny wise, pound foolish
Exactly. I do my tax return myself. My tax is taken off at source so it’s straight forward. My self assessment is just my gross from both my army wage and self employment, minus my taxes and any expenses I’ve incured. That’s the figure they should pay me.
 

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