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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?
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