Tags: self-employment

UK is becoming the ‘self-employment’ capital of Europe

The UK is becoming the ‘self-employment capital’ of Western Europe, according to new analysis from the think tank IPPR, ahead of the latest official unemployment figures. IPPR’s analysis shows that growth in self-employment in the UK has been the fastest of all Western European countries over the last year, with the proportion of workers who…

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…

Significant rise in self-employment shows way we work is changing

The latest ONS labour market statistics show that there has been a sharp rise in those choosing self-employment, demonstrating a significant shift away from traditional employment. The number of people in self-employment has now reached an all-time high, increasing by 172,000 in the last quarter of 2013 to reach 4.37 million – making up 14.5%…

Former Apprentice contestant launches £1Million Start Up Fund

Successful serial entrepreneur, investor, and ex-Apprentice contestant, Raj Dhonota has unveiled a £1million Startup Fund to kick-start new businesses in 2014. Raj’s new initiative will establish two startup businesses each week by providing a helping hand in the form of finance, resources, expertise, contacts, and a fixed growth plan. Businesses will be assigned accomplished mentors…

Rise in self-employed ‘odd jobbers’ keeping the lid on unemployment

In its latest Work Audit report, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) questions whether the current 4.14 million record level of self-employment in the UK heralds a resurgent enterprise culture and concludes that the bulk of those at present taking the self-employed route to work are part-time ‘odd jobbers’ desperate to avoid unemployment.…