Self-employment is hard work, but the rewards outweigh the costs

IPSE has responded to the publication of a report today (Tuesday 18 October) on self-employment, carried out by the Resolution Foundation.

Jordan Marshall, IPSE Policy Development Manager, said: “Working for yourself involves a lot of hard work and is not for everyone, but it’s abundantly clear that most self-employed people don’t want to work any other way. Recent IPSE research shows that only two percent of freelancers want to take up regular employment.

“The self-employed value the flexibility offered by this way of working. We shouldn’t forget that the fastest growing section of self-employment is among the highest skilled professions.

“The Government can take some action to increase the earning power of the self-employed. Extending tax breaks to all forms of training will enable self-employed workers to gain new skills and ultimately charge more for their services.”

Research, Policy, Employment

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