The Committee would like further written evidence on Universal Credit (UC), drawing on points raised at our evidence session on 29 November. This evidence will inform us in our rolling programme of work on UC.
Send us your views
Earlier this month we did some calculations which showed that under Universal Credit, a self-employed parent of two is £300 a month worse off than an employee earning exactly the same in a year. This is because of the way Universal Credit is calculated for self-employed people whose income fluctuates month to month.
On November 29 we asked a panel of experts what were the next biggest priorities to fix Universal Credit, and they told us it’s the Minimum Income Floor and making UC work for self-employed people.
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Specifically, we are interested in your answers to any of following questions that apply to you:
- What has been your experience of claiming Universal Credit as a self-employed person?
- Have you been affected by the Minimum Income Floor? If so, how and why?
- What changes would you make to Universal Credit for the self-employed?
- What is the nature of your business and how long has it been operational?
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