Federation calls for more support for sole tradersÂ

A CALL has gone out for the government to do more to recognise the important contribution sole traders make to the UK economy.Â

Friday, 20th July 2018, 5:27 pm
Updated Friday, 20th July 2018, 5:33 pm

The Federation of Small Businesses responded to new figures confirming that there are 4.8m self-employed people in the UK, accounting for 15 per cent of all people in work. 

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National chairman Mike Cherry said: '˜The UK's self-employed community contributes a staggering £270bn to the economy annually yet they're still treated as an afterthought by policymakers. We're campaigning to change that. More needs to be done.' 

The FSB launched its #ThinkSelfEmployed campaign this month to improve sole traders' prospects.