Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Creative Sole Traders set to rise

We have just published a report on self-employment in the creative sector which was co-commissioned with the Arts Council. Key findings from the report show that creative sole traders make up 31% of creative sector businesses in Leicester & Leicestershire as well as nationally. This compares with 17% sole trader businesses in the construction sector and a suprisingly high (to me) 32% in financial services. The report shows that self-employment in the creative sector is set to rise, and that creatives find it harder to make the transition to employing people than those in other sectors, it also shows that over half of creative sole traders have significant social as well as economic outcomes from their work. For the full report please see http://www.creativeleicestershire.org.uk/index/research.htm

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