Tag: self-employed

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Case study: Co-operative Wealth

It is safe to say the reputation of the financial services sector has suffered something of a battering in recent years. Austerity measures cut deep – and continue to seriously impact on communities...

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Co-ops strike winning chord: Swindon Music Co-operative

The Musicians' Union (MU) estimate that between a quarter and a third of a 12,000 strong workforce of musical instrument teachers lost their jobs between 2009 and 2015. It is a seemingly depressing...

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From self-employment to co‑op: Paper Rhino

More than a quarter of the UK’s workforce aspire to be self-employed - but are put off by the lack of security associated with going it alone. But what if there was a way of enjoying the benefits of...

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New figures show the 30 year rise of ‘precarious’ work and housing

Figures released today highlight the long-term rise in the number of people in self-employment and living in private rented accommodation over the last three decades. The figures are published as an...

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Not Alone - trade union and co-operative solutions for self-employed workers

With more than 15 per cent of the workforce self-employed (some 4.6 million) and projections that this is set to grow this year, the rise of freelancing signals a fundamental shift in the nature of...

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Record numbers of self-employed enter new tax year

The new tax year, starting on 6 April (2016) will see record numbers of self‑employed workers, according to new data published by Co-operatives UK. The Not Alone report tracks current levels of self-...