A New Deal for the Self-Employed

Improving the Financial Resilience of Low-Income Self-Employed People in Wales

Bevan Foundation
July 2022

Self-employment has increased in the last ten years and now accounts for nearly one in seven workers across Wales. The proportion is even higher in rural areas such as Powys and Ceredigion. 

This report, by the Bevan Foundation finds self-employed people in Wales need a new deal to boost their financial security. The report found while working for yourself can bring many advantages, for some self-employed workers it brings financial insecurity and poverty. It is the second of two reports published by the Bevan Foundation on self-employment in Wales.

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The first report was published during 2021 and set out much of the context of low-income self-employment in Wales and across the UK.

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