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Going it alone doesn’t mean being alone

Mike Cherry
Mike Cherry

FSB National Chairman

Since the turn of the millennium, the UK has seen a steady surge in the number of workers making the brave decision to go solo and become self-employed.

ONS stats show that the number of self-employed has increased to 4.8 million since 2001 with a particularly sharp rise among workers aged 65 and above and those aged between 16 and 24. Alongside the old and the young, we are also seeing more women, people with a disability and service leavers seeing the benefits of striking out on their own, and being their own boss.

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