A little bit about me…

Hi, I’m Emma Harding, and I thought it would be good to introduce myself and let you know a little bit more about and what led me to start up PocketCarer.  I’ve always been passionate about my work in the healthcare sector, and it’s that passion that essentially led me to where I am now […]

How will the intended IR35 repeal affect self-employed carers?

In the Mini-Budget of September 2022, the UK government announced fundamental changes to IR35, starting April 2023, which will repeal the previous IR35 reforms of 2017 and 2021. HMRC’s off-payroll working rules determine whether a contractor or freelancer operating through their limited company is ‘genuinely’ self-employed for tax-paying purposes. Historically, the self-employed worked out their […]

The Growth of Self Employed Carers

Care professionals provide a vital role to thousands of people and their families across the UK. Providing a highly demanding and skilled service, working long and often unsociable hours, with a level of emotional investment matched by few other professions, there is no doubt that the care sector and those who work in it, play […]

8 tax deductible expenses for the self-employed carer

As a self-employed carer, you are allowed to claim back certain business expenses when it comes to filing your self-assessment tax returns.  It’s sometimes confusing to work out what is a deductible expense and what isn’t.  In this article, we will highlight 8 deductible business expenses for self-employed healthcare workers to help you when it […]

Pocket Carer teams up with Independent Carers

Pocket Carer has partnered up with Independent Carers to give you all the information and support you need to take control of your career as a self-employed carer. There are plenty of perks to becoming a self-employed carer. You can set your own hours. You have more flexibility in your work and schedule. You can […]

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