British IPSE has released its Self-Employed Landscape Report 2022 covering both the self-employed and freelance population.
The UK’s freelance economy remains concentrated in Greater London and the South of England, while British freelancers reportedly struggled with rising inflation and heavy-handed IR35 labor market regulation in the post-Covid, post-Brexit era.
“Freelancers are a subsection of the solo self-employed population who are working in the top three highest skilled occupational categories (SOC1 to SOC3). This subsection includes highly skilled managers, directors, professionals and associate/technical professionals, including occupations from lawyers and accountants, doctors and scientists, to writers and designers. There are now 1.9 million freelancers in the UK, up 1% from 2021. The number of freelancers as a proportion of the overall solo self-employed population has remained at 46% – the same figure as our findings in 2021.”
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