Britain’s Self Employment Boom

The figures may surprise you.  1 in 7 of today’s workers are now self-employed. At the end of 2013 more than 4 million people in the UK were working for themselves.  This is a 15% increase since the start of the last recession but interestingly most of the increase...

Self-employed earnings for women

As we have previously mentioned, during the recession unemployment has fallen at the same time as self-employment has increased. However, it would be wrong to assume this means rapid growth in the numbers of new businesses being created. It emerged recently via a BBC...

Countries With High Tax Rates

Tax rates in the UK have been a political hot potato for years. We still complain about it today, but it was so much worse under the Wilson government when they introduced the 95% super tax.  Regardless of which political party is in power, we still think of ourselves...

Is self-employment worth it?

If you’ve not yet started your own business you may be dreaming of the day when you can wave goodbye to your boss and make your first million. On the other hand if you’ve already started working for yourself you may be struggling with the loneliness or shock of the...