Many Britons Go Freelance for First Time

The experience of working from home is likely to have got more people thinking about going freelance, as they look to maintain those flexible aspects of their working life.

Freelancer platform YunoJuno found in a survey of 250,000 freelancers that rates for some sectors have even increased. Those with in-demand digital skills are the top winners, with social media managers now averaging a fee of £422 per day, up 27 per cent since the start of the crisis. App and web developers have also seen a 16 per cent increase, as many businesses scrambled to get their services online.

In the aftermath of the last recession, self-employment boomed. The numbers of people working for themselves rose 10 per cent between 2008 and 2012. So are we on course for a similar effect this time round?

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