Child Poverty - London (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0292
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to your answer to Question No: 2016/4945, what ministers have you written to date to raise your concerns about the extra pressure that the minimum income floors used in Universal Credit place on self-employed low-earners and what has been their response?

Answer

Answer for Child Poverty - London (1)

Answer for Child Poverty - London (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I wrote to Damian Green, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in December to express my concern at the impact of Universal Credit on low-paid self-employment Londoners, in particular around the use of minimum income floors.

As yet, I have not received a reply.