Salvation in a start-up? The origins and nature of the self-employment boom

Salvation in a start-up? The origins and nature of the self-employment boom
Document type
Report
Author(s)
Dellot, Benedict
Publisher
Royal Society of Arts
Date of publication
1 May 2014
Subject(s)
Small business & enterprise: the practicalities of running a small business and the theory of entrepreneurship, Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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In 2014 there are 600,000 more microbusinesses than in 2008, and 15 per cent of the workforce count themselves as self-employed. This report goes behind the headlines about the rise of self-employment in the UK economy and looks at the reasons behind the trend. It focuses on the individuals involved and the reasons why so many people are turning to self-employment, and what it means for them personally.

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