Welsh self-employed “need more support”

Posted 25th October 2017 in For Businesses For Workers

Self-employed workers in Wales may not be getting the support they require, according to a new report.

The Federation for Small Business (FSB) is calling for a review into the support provided by the Welsh Government.

Over the past ten years there has been a significant increase in the number of self-employed in the region.

Powys has seen 23 per cent of all new jobs created in the last decade being on a self-employed basis. However, some areas of Wales do have significantly lower rates of self-employed workers, especially compared to the UK average.

According to the FSB report’s authors, Dr Mark Lang and Professor Andrew Henley, many self-employed people tend to be working as consultants or suppliers – both in the public and private sector.

The Welsh Government told BBC News: “We have now received this report and are considering its content.

“Supporting entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises by creating the right environment and providing support tailored to their needs remains a key commitment.”

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