Submitted by Guy Jones on Friday 25th September 2020
Published on Thursday 22nd October 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 22nd April 2021
Current Signatures: 4,130
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Extend the suspension of the Universal Credit Minimum Income Floor
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to thousands of self-employed workers seeing a massive reduction in trade. For many, Universal Credit has been the only way to survive, and the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor (MIF) has meant that their actual income has been used to calculate their payments.
There are many self-employed who are still unable to fully return to work and are facing a benefits cliff-edge on the 13th November when the MIF is reinstated. The reinstatement will lead to many losing their Universal Credit payments entirely and therefore may be unable to afford the basic human needs of rent, food, heat, and bills over the winter months and beyond.
We ask that the MIF suspension is extended for 6 months in line with the new Winter Economic Plan.
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