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Before resuming the rollout of Universal Credit, we must consider the impact on individuals - IPSE

Jordan Marshall - Policy Development Manager | IPSE

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Now is the time to fix these design flaws, so Universal Credit supports rather than punishes the self-employed, says Jordan Marshall, Policy Development Manager at IPSE.


Before resuming the rollout of Universal Credit, we must properly consider what the impact on individuals will be.

Some of the worst-affected will be the self-employed, who could be left £3,000 worse off each year under UC compared with employees earning the same amount.

This is because the system does not take account of the volatile income that the self-employed have to deal with, leaving self-employed farmers, plumbers and taxi drivers facing financial strife.

Now is the time to fix these design flaws, so Universal Credit supports rather than punishes the self-employed.

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