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The Freelance Economy

Peter Day explores the growing freelance and micro-business economy. Why are so many people setting up on their own, and will it be a decision they will come to regret?

In Business returns with a new series.

This week Peter Day explores the growing freelance and micro-business economy. He asks why so many people are setting up on their own and whether it will be a decision they'll come to regret?
Also, what impact will the rise in the number of sole traders and micro-business owners have on the strength of the UK economy?

Producer: Rosamund Jones.

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30 minutes

Contributors

Fiona Crawford Founder Helter Skelter 

John-Michael Sookias, co-founder, Twenty Something London

 Yvonne Ellen, founder, Yvonne Ellen

 Geoff Mulgan, NESTA

 Vicky Pryce, CEBR

 Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation

 Adam Byrnes, Freelancer.com

 Nicole Vanderbilt, vice-president Europe, Etsy

 Benedict Dellot, RSA

 Adam Lent, RSA     

 

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