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A guide to Universal Credit

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted UK businesses both large and small, with many companies having to apply for additional financial support. Times are equally hard for the UK’s business owners and the self-employed.

Universal Credit is a payment that people can access in times of low earnings, if they are out of work, or are unable to work to help with their living costs.

Any self-employed person can apply for Universal Credit if they meet the eligibility criteria, from taxi drivers and hairdressers to personal trainers and trades people.

We’ve created a helpful step-by-step guide on how to apply for Universal Credit, with links to all the relevant information you’ll need to make your claim below.

Universal Credit

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