We are the UK’s self-employed

Too many people across the UK don’t understand what it means to be self-employed. From our sectors and jobs, our hours and pay, to the support we need. These are our stories.

The self-employed spotlight

The self-employed workforce is a broad church from all walks of life. From accountants to bouncy castle makers, we represent them all. Get to know some of our members below.

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Get involved

We’re campaigning for a new deal for the self-employed and we need your help! This is how you can get involved:

Step 1: Sign our petition
We’re asking for:
  • The introduction of a safety net by introducing sick pay and paid parental leave to the self employed
  • The extension of, and stronger, health and safety rights and protections at work
  • Changes to Universal Credit and the pensions system so they work for the self employed
  • A new Commissioner for the self-employed in government
  • The redrawing of the definitions of self-employment to be more inclusive

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2. Check out our wider policy work
Our self-employed members shape our policy and lobbying work. You can find out more about our self-employed section here, and our policy work here.
3. Join Community
We are a campaigning union, bringing together our members to form a strong collective voice that campaigns for change and wins. You can join us here.

Share your story

We want to share more stories of the UK’s self-employed workforce, and make sure all of our different experiences and voices are heard.

Get someone in your corner, join today!

Community members are supported by teams of people across the UK. From our trained and experienced advisors in our Service Centre to our local representatives and regional officials. Get them in your corner by joining today.
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