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    • By paulamcb 11th Jan 18, 7:49 AM
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    Universal credits and leaving self employment
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    • 11th Jan 18, 7:49 AM
    Universal credits and leaving self employment 11th Jan 18 at 7:49 AM
    Hi
    I will try to keep this brief.
    My husband and I are both self employed.
    We claim universal credits due to low income.
    We have a 16 month old baby.
    Since returning to work after maternity leave ii have struggled to look after my baby and generate income. I am potentially looking at ceasing trading.
    Would i be penalised by universal credits for voluntarily leaving my work even though I am barely earning anything? And would i then have to claim JSA and go and sign on etc even though i have a baby to care for?
    Any advice appreciated, thank you
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