UK freelancers in 2023

March 11

The UK's IPSE has published its 2023 Self-Employed Landscape Report, which covers both the self-employed and freelance population.

There are over 2 million freelancers operating in the UK, an 11% increase since 2022. The results also show that 44% of the UK’s freelance workforce has been operating in this manner for over 10 years.

Here are some other interesting findings:

  • The number of freelance mothers has increased by 20% over the last 12 months.
  • Professionals aged between 50-59 represent the largest age group among freelancers.
  • The 60+ age group has also risen by 3% since 2022, which is 77% more than in 2008.
  • Artistic, literary, and media professionals continue to form the largest occupational group among UK freelancers, accounting for 16% of the total.

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