This forum has now closed. The deadline for comments was Wednesday 10 January 2018.
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.
We asked for your views on the following questions:
- 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?
How we use and publish this information
Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Clerk of the House of Commons is the data controller for the purposes of the Act. The data you supply in this forum will be processed for the purpose of informing the committee’s inquiry and contributing to a report.
The information will be archived as part of official record. If you have any questions or concerns about the collection and use of your information please contact the Committee Clerk at email@example.com.
If you would like more information about your Data Protection rights, please contact the House of Commons Information Rights and Information Security (IRIS) Service on 020 7219 2559 or the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk, tel. 0303 123 1113.
This forum is pre-moderated and comments that breach the online discussion rules will not be posted. Any allegations made against specific individuals or companies may be edited to remove identifying information before being posted.