By Jonathan London on 7th October 2015

Freelancers asked to contribute views to national self-employment review

UK freelancers are being called upon to contribute their views and opinions to help inform the independent review into self-employment that the government is currently organising.

Julie Deane, the founder and chief executive of The Cambridge Satchel Company, has been appointed to conduct the review and has launched an online survey that contractors are being asked to complete in order to provide crucial insights.


The aim of the exercise is to be produce a series of recommendations as to how the UK can create a more flexible and supportive environment for those who want to work for themselves.

Self-employed professionals can aid this process by completing the questionnaire, submitting additional details where appropriate, or by contacting Ms Deane directly.

Ms Deane said: “I am keen to hear a wide range of views from as many people and as many different sectors as possible. Whatever your occupation or business model, if you work for yourself, I want to hear about your experiences and what could have helped.”

Through this process, the entrepreneur hopes to shed light on the demographic profile of British freelancers, including who they are, what motivates them, the types of work they do and the patterns of work they utilise.

The review will also examine the challenges these people face when getting started and in continuing to run their business sustainably, while exploring the opportunities for growth available.

By filling out the survey, freelancers can share their views on common problems or areas of frustration, allowing them to highlight sources of bureaucratic over-complication or subjects on which more readily-available information would be helpful.

Based on the findings, Ms Deane will compile a series of recommendations to be presented to the government, allowing specific issues to be explored in greater depth later on.

Jonathan London Written by Jonathan London

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