Policy makers urged to support the self-employed

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published a report recommending that the Government adjusts  its policies to suit a growing self-employed workforce. The report requests that policymakers  assist the self-employed with training and skills development. According to the IPPR, self-employed people in the UK are more likely to have lower levels of qualifications than those in paid employment. The IPPR also revealed that 40% of the overall increase in UK employment since 2010 has been due to an increase in self-employment, which is set to continue. Commenting on the increase in self-employment levels, IPPR researcher Izzy Hatfield stated: “This could have big implications for how these workers save for their pensions, access training to boost their productivity and ensure that their earnings keep pace with inflation.”
To find out more about the report, go to:
http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2015/01/government-urged-to-adapt-policies-to-self-employment-boom/

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