How does self-employment effect Universal Credit?

15 January 2018

What do a smoothie-maker, a farmer and a clown have in common?

It’s no joke. They’re all self-employed, which means they are all potentially hit with a significant loss of income under Universal Credit compared to an employed person earning exactly the same.

On Wednesday we're hearing from those three, plus the NFU and entrepreneur's groups, on the way the realities of self-employment interact with UC's "Minimum Income Floor" to penalise self-employed people who have irregular income—watch our short animation showing how.

This is part of our ongoing work on Credit.


Wednesday 17 January 2018, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Sally Beadle, Children's entertainer
  • Richard Betton, NFU Council Delegate for North Riding and Durham, North East NFU Regional Board Chairman, Northern Director for Farming Community Network
  • Luke Johnstone, Founder, Pack’d

At 10.30am

  • Andy Chamberlain, Deputy Director of Policy and External Affairs, IPSE
  • Andrew Clark, Director of Policy, National Farmers Union
  • Mark Hooper, Founder and Policy Lead, indycube
  • Lindsay Owen, Deputy Director of Policy and Evaluation, The Prince’s Trust

Further information

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