The government has been called upon to take action to address the decline in the number of UK self-employed workers that has been observed over the last few months. New data from the Office for National Statistics showed the number of self-employed Britons fell by 51,000 in the three months to July 2015, when compared to the same period in 2014. This marks the sixth consecutive month of decline. (more…)
The number of people who are self-employed increased at a fast rate in 2014, new statistics have shown. The latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) UK Labour Market report found that an additional 88,000 people decided to join the self-employed army in the UK, with the total number now reaching 4.5 million. (more…)
Self-employed workers should be given the freedom to access their pension contributions in a bid to encourage saving, a new report has suggested. Think tank, Demos, has released the details of its 'Going It Alone' report which studied the sudden rise in self-employment. As one in seven people are now self-employed, it's important that these workers are receiving as much support as those who are employed by others. (more…)