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The rise of the freelancer

Geoff Riley

15th August 2018

Chances are many students will know friends or family who are self-employed - one of the scariest but also exhilarating ways of being an entrepreneur. Self-employment is on the rise, as this BBC article explains. Lots of great data for students to explore here, including the most popular sectors for self-employment. The link between rising self-employment and record low levels of unemployment is also one for students to consider. Freelancers now account for around 15% of the working population in the UK.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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