Ii) The Shared Economy And Internet Is Increasing The Number Of Freelancers

E.g. self-employed, one person micro-businesses, start-ups, etc, who are facing greater risks and uncertainty than more permanent employees, eg nine-to-five workers on longer-term contracts with benefits like training, pensions, insurance, healthcare, etc

It is estimated that around 1/3 of the US workforce does some freelance work (2014); similar for the UK where the greatest growth areas is self employment that has emerged not from among low-pay contract workers but senior managers and directors. The challenge of freelancers is that it can be seen and used as a cheap form of direct employment as companies avoid paying employment taxes and indirect benefits (health, pensions, training, etc) while treating them like an employee

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