To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants were categorised as self-employed in the latest period for which that data is available.
23 October 2020
In August 2020, the number of self-employed people claiming Universal Credit and required to report self-employed income, stood at 746,000.
This represented 13.4% of all people claiming Universal Credit.
Volumes are rounded to the nearest thousand