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Self-employment continues to rise
by Susie Hughes at 14:45 13/12/17 (News on Business)
Self-employment continues to rise, showing the growing desire for flexible working solutions, as the latest employment figures show an ongoing resilience in the UK labour market.
The figures, released by the ONS, show that there are now 325,000 more people in work than the same time last year. Of these, 50,000 are people who have started working for themselves. Self-employment has now grown continuously for seven years, and this trend is expected to continue.

Freelancer and self-employment group, IPSE, welcomed the continued trend. Tom Purvis from IPSE said: “Self-employment is continuing to break records in the UK labour market, and is predicted to overtake public sector employment in the next decade.

“Despite the continuing strength of the UK labour market, however, there are still problems. These figures show that earnings (including bonuses) have grown by just 2.5 per cent, meaning that incomes are still not keeping pace with rising inflation.

“With more people in self-employment than ever before and incomes still not matching rising costs, the Chancellor should provide more support and protection for the vulnerable self-employed, who will be feeling this cost-of-living squeeze more than most. As a new report by IPSE and Community shows, between nine and 13 per cent of the self-employed population are at risk of being vulnerable.

“The report looks at ways to help and support these people, including through reforms to Universal Credit, added protection against late payments and improving access to training. By taking up these suggestions and helping the self-employed population, the Government can deliver a message to the British people that it supports the flexibility that a lot of people want. We urge the Government to take note and act on our proposals.”

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