Research and analysis

Understanding self-employment

Research exploring the choices made by self-employed people, and their views on the benefits and challenges of self-employment.

Documents

Understanding self-employment

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Understanding self-employment - charts and data tables

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Understanding self-employment - technical report

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Details

This report presents the findings of a survey designed to provide new evidence about self-employed people. It covers:

  • why and how people choose to enter and remain in self-employment
  • how they view their situation
  • the difficulties they faced
  • how they manage their life in self-employment

See the ‘Income of the self-employed’ report.

Published 14 February 2016