Skip to content

We use cookies to make the site simpler. By continuing to use this site and closing this message you agree to our use of cookies.Find out more about cookies

Close alert

Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice

The benefits of working

What are the benefits of working?

By working you can:

  • gain new skills
  • meet new people and make friends
  • earn your own money
  • gain experience
  • develop independence
  • learn about an area that interests you

Will I be better off financially if I work?

The amount of benefits you get depends on your needs and circumstances. You can find out whether you would receive more money working or not. 

You can:

  • visit the JobCentre Plus to complete a 'better off in work' assessment
  • use the GOV.UK benefits calculator to see how your benefits will be affected if you start work

See also:

Find a job, apprenticeship or traineeship

See our helping finding a job page.

Your feedback

This form is to report content that is wrong, or any issues or feedback you have about the web page.

Contact us if you want to get in touch about a council service instead.

All fields are required.

Leave your email address so that we can provide a response.

This helps us direct your feedback to the appropriate council.

General data protection regulation (GDPR)

We will only use the personal information supplied by you in accordance with GDPR. By giving us this information you are consenting to such use as set out in our privacy notice.