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CMPS Research in The Guardian: Heidi Ashton on social security and creative workers

Dr. Heidi Ashton's research for the performing arts union, Equity, into how freelance workers are impacted by the UK benefits system is featured in The Guardian, 26th May 2023.

CCMPS researcher Dr. Ashton was commissioned by Equity to investigate the impact of the UK social security system on freelance workers in the sector. The research highlights the damaging impact of the Minimum Income Floor (MIF) and recommends that policy makers abandon this sanction and re-evaluate the Universal Credit system.