The people have spoken and the freelancer economy is in full swing of things. But just how much moving-and-shaking are the freelancers and self-employed making in the UK to the economy?
We’ve gone through reports and research to find the most impactful and thought-provoking figures, with some bonus charts to add some graphics to the mix.

Let’s take a look at some UK freelancer facts & figures

PeoplePerHour founder Xenios Thrasyvoulou said: 

We predict by 2020, 50% of the workforce will be self-employed and contributing more than £51 billion to the UK economy.

Here are some additional charts that provide a graphical look into UK freelancing and the economy.

UK self-employment by age


The information above has been provided by a number of resources, which shines a light on the world of freelancing and how it’s growing. No longer can freelancers be considered multi-level marketers or a make-believe career path. Freelancing is a tried and tested method of work and the numbers say it all – people are happier, feel less stressed, are more productive and provide more to companies.

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