MIF for the self employed on Universal Credit

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would be interested in any information held by the DWP regarding the current guidance given to the job centre work coaches regarding applying the minimum income floor (MIF) when dealing with the self employed UC claimants. This includes any 'tool kits' or official guides that are issued for job coaches to follow.

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Yours faithfully,

J Labas

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Dear DWP Strategy Freedom of Information,

I was disappointed with your reply.

There was nothing I couldn't have found out from a UC leaflet. Surely that's not all the advice you give to your work coaches?

Yours sincerely,

Jane Labas

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