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3 November, 2020 Open access

Suspension of Minimum Income Floor in universal credit extended to end of April 2021

Secretary of State says regulations will be laid and made prior to the easement's current expiry date of 12 November 2020

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Dr Thérèse Coffey has confirmed that the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor - used to assess entitlement to universal credit for self-employed people - is to be extended to the end of April 2021.

In a written statement to the House of Commons today, Dr Coffey announced - 

'After careful consideration of the ongoing public health situation and the national working environment, the current easement of the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor in universal credit that was due to expire on 12 November 2020 will be extended to the end of April 2021.

Dr Coffey added that regulations will be laid and made prior to 12 November 2020.

The Secretary of State's written statement is available from parliament.uk

See also Government extends extra welfare support for self-employed for further six months from gov.uk