Tags: Self employed

The self-employed earn 40% less than employees but numbers still swelling

The typical self-employed worker earns 40 per cent less than the typical employee reveals a new report which provides the most in-depth picture yet of the UK’s growing self-employed workforce and how it is changing. The study by independent think tank the Resolution Foundation shows a dramatic fall in the weekly earnings of the self-employed…

Over 50s account for half of the dramatic increase in self-employment

Self-employment accounts for 44 per cent of the net rise in employment since mid- 2010, with pensioners, part-time workers and ‘odd-jobbers’ the fastest growing groups of Britain’s new self-employed workforce, the TUC says today (Monday) ahead of the latest employment figures published later this week. The TUC analysis shows that despite self-employment being a relatively…

Elance Introduces A New Era of Hiring for the Enterprise

Elance, the leading online work platform, today unveiled the Private Talent Cloud™, a new, secure enterprise management solution that allows companies to hire, manage and pay their freelance workforce on demand. Developed in partnership with leading Fortune 100 clients, the Elance Private Talent Cloud™ helps companies take advantage of the monumental shift toward fractional work. “Now, through the Private…

Self-employed workers earn almost double the national average – The Boox Report

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Proposals to exempt self-employed workers from health and safety law

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a three-month consultation on proposals to exempt self-employed people whose work activities pose no potential risk of harm to others from health and safety law. The Löfstedt review recommended that people who work for themselves be taken out of health and safety law if their work posed…