Majority of contractors prefer to split their time between remote and onsite working

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A recent survey has revealed that despite technology allowing us to work anywhere we want, the majority of contractors prefer to split their time between working remotely and onsite.

The research, carried out by Qdos Contractor found that of the 716 UK freelancers and contractors surveyed, as many as 67% preferred a combination of working on a client’s site and working remotely.

Twenty-five per cent favour spending their working days purely onsite and just eight per cent would rather work completely remotely.

Qdos Contractor CEO, Seb Maley commented, “While profession and role can often dictate where freelancers and contractors are able to work from, technology has liberated millions of independent workers, giving them the freedom to choose how are where they work.

“Despite the rise of remote working and the opportunity to work from home, many freelancers and contractors enjoy the variety that working onsite with clients and remotely brings, and prefer it. Regardless of the fact these workers are self-employed, these findings dispel the myth that engaging with freelancers results in a distant relationship with less face to face contact and onsite working. Independent workers are very much an important, not to mention visible presence.”

Maley added, “People work this way for greater control over their career, and a better work/life balance. What’s more the UK business benefits from the evolving workforce, as together freelancers and contractors contribute over £119 billion to the economy each year. To enable the UK’s independent workforce to truly thrive however, government must rethink its stance on the current tax system and IR35, which is arguably reducing the benefits of self-employment.”

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