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Universal Credit: Self-employed

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 106488, tabled on 20 October 2020

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.

Answered on

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

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