A quarter of Brits want to be self-employed

A recent survey estimated that approximately a quarter of all employees would like to become self-employed and hope to one day launch their own business. The poll, by Lloyds Bank Insurance, found that 1 in 4 is unsatisfied with working for someone else, with many stating that they wanted more control over how they spend…

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Combining employment and self-employment

As we reported last week, the number of people who are now self-employed has risen significantly in recent years. However, not all of those people are earning money solely from their own business venture. Last week, the Financial Times reported that there has been a surge of people who are now both employed as well…

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The benefits of self-employment

In the last few years, the number of workers who are self-employed has risen considerably. Figures suggest that there are currently 4.54 million people in the UK who are self employed (an 8% rise from the previous year) and of the 780,000 who gained employment this year, 40% of those people are self-employed. It is…

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Flexible Working Hours

As from today (30th June 2014) every employee has the right to ask their employer for flexible working hours. This is an extension of existing rights that were in place for those looking after children and caring for the elderly or others needing help. This does not mean that flexible hours are a right, just…

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