Self Employed: Amount of shareholding to be considered self employed (percentage)

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Criteria definition:

Indicates the point at which we consider a person as self-employed as opposed to employed when they hold a shareholding in the business. The figure indicates the percentage shareholding required to be considered self-employed and anything less than this figure the applicant will be assessed as employed.

Policy Notes:

Applicants are defined as self-employed if they have a shareholding of 33% or more, of a firm. The Society defines a ‘firm’ as a Limited Company, Sole Proprietor/Trader or a Partnership between persons carrying on business together.

Criteria categories:
  • employment
  • self employed applicants

Last updated:

29 August 2018