WAKE UP trumpets Self Employment whilst unearthing limitations within the sector requiring serious UK Government overhaul action.
Self employed 4.6 million, represent 15% UK workforce. Increase of 800,000 since 2008.
Self Employed at lower end of market – take home pay considerably less than Employed.
1/3 families have no savings: issue of nil pension provision
Government policy / practice intervention urgently required e.g. cut Red Tape, incentivise savings, taxation administration clarified/ simplified, flexible systems in general, legal definition of Self Employment.
Accessible ongoing support plus education for young people to better prepare them for Self Employment
Who are the Self Employed ? -New Policy Institute (npi) SEE HERE
Self Employment Review – an independent Report by Julie Deane OBE .
“The labour market has changed, and continues to change. The opportunities have never been greater” SEE HERE
Enterprise for All – Review 2010-15 by Lord Young of Graffam SEE HERE
Make it Work – Gingerbread SEE HERE