Self-employed workers in the UK - 2014

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Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
20 August 2014
Social welfare
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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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