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By Jonathan London on 7th April 2015
The RSA are calling for the government to give more support to individual people who are self-employed.
At the moment the large majority of initiatives and legislation is designed to help small businesses rather than individual workers.
A new report from the RSA into the living standards of the self-employed workforce found that only 14 per cent of people feel they get adequate support from the government, while just 11 per cent believe the welfare system currently is fair for those who work for themselves.
Under the current legislation, self-employed people do not often qualify for paid holidays, sick pay or maternity/paternity pay – and this has an impact on their standard of living (here’s some tips to help with this).
General secretary of the Trades Union Congress Frances O’Grady welcomed the findings of the RSA adding: “This welcome study shows that self-employment can be a very tough way to make a living.”
“With so many more people finding themselves self-employed in the post-recession economy, there’s an urgent need to strengthen the social security safety net to protect their living standards.”
The RSA has produced a number of reports in recent months designed to highlight the issues faced by self-employed individuals and how more can be done to improve their situation.
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