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CentrePiece article
The UK's self-employed workers: who they are and what they need
Jack Blundell
March 2020
Paper No' CEPCP569:
Full Paper (pdf)

CentrePiece 25 (1) Spring 2020

Tags: self-employment; gig economy; worker characteristics

One in seven people in the UK workforce is now in self-employment – but this is a very diverse community. Jack Blundell is developing a typology of self-employed workers, which can then be used to assess differences in how satisfied they are with their working lives and to identify vulnerable groups who may benefit from policy support.

This article summarises 'Clusters in UK Self-Employment' by Jack Blundell, CEP Occasional Paper 48. The work was funded by the Turing-HSBC-ONS Economic Data Science Award.