Racing's Support Line

Racing Welfare's 24 hour helpline enables people to access support and guidance through digital, telephone and SMS text options

Debt and Wellbeing

August 3rd, 2021

You are not alone We understand that debt can accumulate for a variety of reasons and it is important you realise we are here to support and advise you. It may be that you’ve had a personal crisis such as a job loss, bereavement, illness, accident or injury. It may be that you’ve not been […]

Coronavirus: Money Matters

August 3rd, 2021

  Racing Welfare Self-Isolation Grants Racing Welfare are providing self-isolation grants to anyone in the racing industry whose ability to work has been affected as a result of being advised to self-isolate. The self-isolation grants, funded by the John Pearce Foundation will be awarded at a standard £500 per person and will aim to ease […]

Understanding your payslip

August 3rd, 2021

Payslips You should be issued with a payslip every time you are paid. This should be in a sealed envelope or through a password protected email. Your payslip must show: Gross Pay (this is the amount of pay before any deductions for National Insurance or tax and will include any overtime or pool money payments) […]

Statutory Sick Pay

August 3rd, 2021

COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay If you work in the horseracing industry and have been affected by the Coronavirus, we are here to offer you monetary guidance and support. There are support measures in place from the government to help you and remember, if you work in racing, you are never alone; our welfare officers and advisors […]

About State Pension

August 3rd, 2021

The State Pension is a regular payment from the government which most people can claim when they reach State Pension age. The point at which you reach State Pension age depends on your year of birth. You can calculate your State Pension age at the Gov.uk website . How much will I receive? To find out an […]

About Racing Welfare grants

August 3rd, 2021

Racing Welfare COVID-19 Hardship Grants Racing Welfare Covid-19 grants are designed to help you if you are in need of immediate financial assistance due to the outbreak. We are offering a streamlined application process for the provision of Covid-19 hardship grants for anyone working in the British horseracing and breeding industry. The new application process has been designed to […]

Borrowing money

August 3rd, 2021

COVID-19 Financial Advice If you work in the horseracing industry and have been affected financially by the Coronavirus, we are here to offer you monetary guidance and support. We understand that you may be experiencing a drop in income if you are self-employed, have been laid off or if you are a furloughed worker (your […]

Volunteering with Racing Welfare

August 3rd, 2021

Volunteers are highly valuable across the charitable sector. At Racing Welfare we value the contribution made by our team of volunteers and recognise that it would be more challenging for us to achieve our aims without their support. We strive to ensure that every Volunteer’s experience is both enjoyable and fulfilling and that they feel welcome, […]

Income Tax & National Insurance

August 3rd, 2021

All employees pay Tax and National Insurance through the PAYE (Pay As You Earn) system. This is worked out automatically through whichever payroll program your employer uses. Income Tax Being taxed on your wages can be very complicated and the amount you are taxed each week/month depends on what your Personal Allowance is set at […]

Bailiffs

August 3rd, 2021

Bailiffs (also known as Enforcement Officers) Why is a bailiff coming? If you owe money, one of the ways your creditors might try to get their money back is by using bailiffs. Bailiffs are used to take your goods away and sell them to raise money to pay your creditors. A creditor (the person or […]