Recent data presented by The Economist shows that since the beginning of the recession in 2008, the number of self-employed workers in Britain has been on a steady climb. What was first considered as a temporary shift created by the tough job market during the recession has actually become the lifestyle of choice for an increasingly large number of people. 6 years after the recession ended, the trend is still on the rise with the unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 per cent and the number of self-employed workers still 700,000 higher than in 2008.
But what does this mean? It means that people are looking for more flexibility in every area of their lives, and in doing so, flipping age-old standards on their heads. Take the banks for example. Very often the high street banks require a customer to provide a letter from their employer when applying for an account. But why? Does someone with a ‘steady job’ have more right to keep their money safe than someone who’s self-employed?
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