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Universal Credit: Self-employed

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 106459, tabled on 9 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2017 to Question 9283, on universal credit: self employed, what assessment he has made of the (a) effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the creative sector, (b) number of self-employed universal credit claimants and (c) financial saving achieved by the application of the minimum income floor.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

19 October 2017

No sector is treated more or less favourably than another and all claimants have the same rights and obligations. We have not yet assessed the effects of roll-out but, as part of UC’s test and learn approach, work is planned to make data available on the number of self-employed claimants and the impact of the minimum income floor.

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