The term “gig economy” covers a wide range of roles and working practices and the information requested is not held.
The Department provides tailored support to our claimants who are in self-employment through our work coaches to help them to increase their productivity and earnings.
Universal Credit encourages all claimants with a work expectation to find and progress in work. To support those already in, or considering self-employment, we have extended the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme from April 2019 onwards. The NEA provides support and mentoring for claimants who are looking to start or develop their business.