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 .No.376/2013 (as amended)
The Universal Credit (Surpluses and Self-employed Losses) (Digital Service) Amendment Regulations 2015, as amended, including The Universal Credit (Miscellaneous Amendments, Saving and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2018
DWP have also produced a fact-sheet providing information for claimants and their advisers on self-employment and UC. This was last updated in 2016 and so does not cover the current rules on surplus earnings and losses for self-employed claimants.
Last reviewed/updated 1 July 2022