Self-employed breathe sigh of relief after Universal Credit delay: IPSE

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7th January 2019

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, has welcomed the decision to halt the further roll-out of Universal Credit, while also urging the Government to reform the parts of the policy that punish the self-employed.

Self-employed people can be thousands of pounds worse-off each year under Universal Credit compared to full-time employees making a similar amount.

This is because Universal Credit calculations don’t account for monthly fluctuations in self-employed income.

IPSE is calling on the Government to use the delay in the roll-out to fix these flaws which punish the self-employed.

Unless the system is reformed, Universal Credit will continue to sap the incentive to run your own self-employed business.