Self-Employed workers in the UK buck five-year pay squeeze

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New figures released today, comparing the progress of wages between 2010 and 2015, reveal that despite five years of slow wage growth in the UK, freelance professionals experienced a significant uplift of income during the same period, with hourly rate growth for the self-employed rising at a rate nearly six times faster than employees.

Posted inNews archiveon30 Aug 2017 The average hourly rate for freelancers* increased by 26.83% between 2010-2015 compared to a 4.52% rise for employees. By 2015 freelancers* averaged an hourly rate of £20.73, £5.47 or 36% more per hour than the national average for employees.


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