Freelancers & the self employed

We are reaching out to support freelancers, independent workers and the self-employed. More and more of our members are leaving traditional employment to work for themselves. We’re continuing to support them and we can help you too.

Working for yourself

For many people, self-employment is the answer to finding a good work-life balance. It can be extremely rewarding, but it can also mean longer hours, less pay, and more worry about your finances. We want to help you.

Community has a range of benefits which help to support independent workers, including:

  • Advice on debt recovery.
  • Access to legal advice through our Service Centre team.
  • Access to Community’s package of member benefits and personal legal services.
  • Join our growing community of freelancers, self-employed and independent workers and have your voice heard.
  • Save money with discounts and savings on a range of leisure, insurance and retail products.

 Peace of mind for independent workers starts at less than £6 a month.

Self-employed news from Community

Community - June 10th, 2019 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
More disabled people than ever before are choosing self-employment, but are being let down by poor support from government, according to new research from Community [...]
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Community - March 13th, 2019 | Reading Time: 4 minutes
“As a labour movement, we need to secure rights for all working women, not just those in traditional employment..." A delegation of women from across [...]
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Community - February 28th, 2019 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
"We want the gig economy to work for everyone..." The Financial Times has reported on the partnership between Community and Labour Xchange. Labour Xchange aims [...]
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Community - February 27th, 2019 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
“For the self-employed, the future is extremely challenging..." New findings by Community indicate the majority of self-employed members do not pay into pension and feel [...]
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Community - November 7th, 2018 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
The world of work is changing at a rapid pace, with the rise in self-employment, the use of technology and the automation of jobs, as [...]
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Community - September 10th, 2018 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community's president, Pete Hobson, spoke about trade unions and collective voice at the 150th TUC Congress in Manchester. [Check against delivery] “Congress, we are not [...]
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Community - May 10th, 2018 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Today (10 May) the House of Commons work and pensions select committee published a report on Universal Credit for the self-employed. Community submitted evidence to [...]
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Lauren Crowley - January 18th, 2018 | Reading Time: 7 minutes
Work must work for everyone We are in the middle of a revolutionary moment. Rapid growth in self-employment, the growth of the gig economy, and [...]
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Community - December 12th, 2017 | Reading Time: 3 minutes
Improved access to training, addressing issues with Universal Credit and enhanced parental benefits are urgently needed to improve conditions for the UK’s vulnerable self-employed, according [...]
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Community - July 11th, 2017 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Community, the union representing many self-employed workers, has cautiously welcomed the Taylor Review as a step towards new rights and protections for freelancers and the [...]
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