This one day course delves into the particular issues for self-employed people who claim Universal Credit. Intended for people who have a working knowledge of Universal Credit, this course expands on the Benefits Awareness and Universal Credit programme. Universal Credit brings in many new rules for self-employed people and it is imperative that people working with the self-employed understand the impacts of these new challenges.
“Excellent instructor who knew his subject in great detail. Great course.” – Employment adviser, Barnsley
Who should attend?
Self-employment advisers, benefits advisers, team leaders, business managers and anyone who wants to better understand how Universal Credit works with self-employment.
- Describe the new challenges for self-employed people on Universal Credit
- Examine the administrative process for reporting self-employment activity to the DWP
- Uncover the financial implications of variable earnings in Universal Credit
- Explore the differences between Universal Credit rules and the tax system
- What counts as self-employment for Universal Credit
- Working out self-employed profits for Universal Credit
- Look at how self-employed profit differs from HMRC rules
- Working out Universal Credit maximum amounts
- Calculating Universal Credit with self-employed profits
- Variations in work allowances for different claimants
- How the Minimum Income Floor works in practice
- Implications of the Minimum Income Floor on self-employment with variable profits
- How surplus earnings rules work and implications on variable incomes
- Administrative burden on self-employed claimants – completing the new forms
- Company directors – how are they treated differently from self-employed people and employees?
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