The virus has exposed the urgent need to reform how we treat the self-employed

Over the last two decades, the number of self-employed people has increased by 54 per cent and now stands at five million. Nearly one in three of the net jobs created since 2000 have been people becoming their own boss. Now, for every five employees there is one self-employed person.

Senior Researcher, James Heywood, writes for ConservativeHome about how the coronavirus pandemic has exposed a need to reform how we treat the self-employed.

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Date Added: Friday 27th March 2020