MAC12818_E05_N

Self-employment and cancer

Booklet
Published: 01 Apr 2019
Next review: 01 Apr 2021
Edition: 5
MAC12818_E05_N
This booklet is for people who have a cancer diagnosis and are self-employed. It includes practical information about cancer and treatments, balancing your health needs and your work.
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Published: 01 Apr 2019
Next review: 01 Apr 2021
Edition: 5
This booklet is for people who have a cancer diagnosis and are self-employed. It includes practical information about cancer and treatments, balancing your health needs and your work.

About this booklet

This booklet is about coping with cancer if you are self-employed or running a small business. It is for sole traders, freelancers, contractors or those running a micro business (one that employs fewer than 10 people). It includes information and guidance about:

- how treatment might affect your work

- things to consider when making decisions about your business

- talking to clients or customers about your situation

- getting support with your business or personal finances.

Visit our online information about self-employment and cancer.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.