Tags: Self employed

Government announces workplace reforms to protect the modern workforce

Will  plans announced by Government to improve the rights of workers on zero-hour contracts, agency employees and those working in the gig economy, live up to their promise?

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…