Self-employed workers in the UK - 2014

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Publisher
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
20 August 2014
Subject(s)
Employment
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Self-employment was higher than at any point over past 40 years. In 2014, 4.6 million people were self-employed in their main job accounting for 15% of those in work, which is the highest percentage at any point in the past four decades, since data were first collected. There were also an additional 356,000 employees who had a second job in which they were self-employed.

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