We reimagine a new approach to supporting freelancers with long term health conditions to help keep them in the workforce for longer.
The number of self-employed in the UK has risen – by nearly 50% from 2000 to 4.6m. But at the same time the average age of the self-employed has risen from 56 to 63 years. With 58% of over-60s suffering from a long-term health condition – compared to 14% of under-40s – a growing section of the workforce is becoming both more prone to and less protected from, serious health problems.
Many of these people are skilled professionals, who add huge value to the economy. Can we reimagine a new approach that helps support freelancers to remain in work and contributing to the UK economy?
Our report: Reimagine a friendly society for the self employed highlights: