Self-employment and Microbusinesses - transforming the UK Economy
With falling living standards, high levels of in-work poverty and increasing inequalities, there is a quiet transformation going on in the UK economy which is changing many people’s lives for the better and challenging some of the dominant economic standpoints – the growth in self-employment. In the first of three reports on research by the RSA and Etsy, the RSA has revealed some surprising results, and challenges some of the popular myths.
Some interesting figures:
– There are 600,000 more microbusinesses (defined as employing 1-9 people) in existence in the UK than when the recession began in 2008, and 40% more than...