According to a new survey, as many as 39% of Brits say they have considered joining the self-employed sector.
The YouGov research questioned 1,000 Brits about their attitudes towards freelancing – a staggering 72% of full-time employees said that they believe the self-employed contribution made to the UK economy and society is either fairly or very positive.
Looking at individual sectors, those working in media, marketing, advertising, PR and sales (57%) and construction (47%) were the most likely to have considered self-employment.
The reasons given for wanting to become self-employed included:
- Flexibility (cited by 49%)
- Being their own boss (48%)
- Improved work-life balance (48%)