Policymakers must use this time to tackle the fundamental flaws in Universal Credit

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16th January 2019

The system of monthly assessment termed the Minimum Income Floor is a disaster, and politicians from all sides must come together to address this before resuming the roll-out, says IPSE.

Instead of constantly tinkering with Universal Credit, the government needs to properly review how it can be made to work more effectively for everyone.

Amber Rudd has wisely announced a delay in the roll-out of Universal Credit and now policymakers must use this time to tackle the fundamental flaws in the scheme.

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The self-employed in particular are suffering as Universal Credit does not account for the variable income that is part and parcel of working independently. The system of monthly assessment termed the Minimum Income Floor is a disaster, and politicians from all sides must come together to address this before resuming the roll-out.