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Universal Credit and Self-Employment

Delivered Live Online

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Available on demand


One day course


Delivered live online by a trainer


£995 plus VAT for up to 12 delegates

Universal Credit and Self-Employment

Course Overview 

Learn how to help self-employed Universal Credit claimants. In this course, we’ll take a look at the various new Universal Credit rules that have been introduced for self-employed claimants. It is vital that your staff understand these new rules so that they can give the correct advice to your self-employed customers.  This one-day course will equip you with the essential knowledge required. It’s designed for advisers who work with self-employed people who are claiming Universal Credit.

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to describe the new Universal Credit rules for self-employed claimants
  • Describe the process for reporting self-employment changes to the DWP
  • Understand the key differences between Universal Credit and Tax Credits
  • Explain the minimum income floor for self-employed Universal Credit claimants

Topics Covered: 

  • When is a claimant treated as ‘self-employed’ under the Universal Credit rules?
  • Which new forms do self-employed claimants have to complete?
  • How is self-employed profit worked out under Universal Credit rules?
  • How is Universal Credit entitlement calculated for self-employed claimants?
  • What is the Minimum Income Floor and when is it applied?
  • What are ‘surplus earnings’ and how can they affect the amount of Universal Credit paid?

Who’s it for: 

Benefit advisors, self-employment advisors, customer service staff, team leaders, managers, etc.

How it's delivered: 

This course is delivered ‘live online’ with a trainer and can be accessed via a PC, Mac or Tablet. With live online, you can interact, ask questions and practice new skills – all without leaving your desk! Perfect for dispersed teams working from home.


Please get in touch for a quote if you would like to book this live online course for your organisation only.