Self-employed 'now earning less than in 1995'

Self-employed 'now earning less than in 1995'
 

Average wages for self-employed workers are lower than in 1994-95, new research has found.
The Resolution Foundation said that while the UK's self-employed workforce had grown by 45% since 2001-02, their weekly earnings had fallen by £60.
It blamed the rise of lower paid jobs and the financial crisis, which had reduced pay rates.
The report comes as a ruling on a closely watched case on pay for self-employed drivers for Uber is expected.
Adam Corlett, economic analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said that almost five million UK workers were self-employed - about one in seven workers and a... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Business, Views: 56
Source: BBC
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