Self-employment: Legislation and guidance on self-employment

The main detailed guidance about self-employment under Universal Credit can be found in the DWP’s ADM, Chapter H4.

The legislation is found in the Universal Credit Regulations, SI 376/2013 (as amended)

Chapter 2, Reg.51 et seq provides the introduction to the general principles covering ‘earned income’, with the main regulations covering self-employed earnings in particular found at Reg. 57 et seq.

DWP have also produced a fact-sheet  providing information for claimants and their advisers on self-employment and UC.

Last reviewed/updated 17 May 2017