13 Apr Are you Self Employed – Who’s supporting you?
Are you self-employed?
Do you sometimes feel like you are alone in the world of work and no one is on your side?
Well fear not, you are one of many, in fact you are one of the 4.6 million self-employed in the UK.
In a independent review conducted by Julie Deane, it has been reported that more must be done to support those that work for themselves.
The review looks at the challenges and opportunities for those who want to work for themselves.
There are currently 4.6 million self-employed in the UK, that’s 15% of the UK work force. The review makes a number of recommendations for the government to consider and looks at the need for the private sector to recognise the increasing economic potential of the self-employed.
Julie Deane’s recommendations include:
- government should consider reviewing how well information on its official website signposts the self-employed to access the advice and support already available
- more flexible financial solutions for the self-employed should be offered, and trade organisations should play a key role in signposting these
- the location and availability of shared work spaces should be better communicated, and consideration should be given to incorporating such spaces in local libraries and community centres
So if you are self-employed and feeling that you are out there on your own, then don’t despair. It is hoped the report will lead the way for more help and support for the many self-employed up and down the country.
Read more on the report here.