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Boosting the economic security of the self-employed requires urgent attention

The most pressing issue is a lack of pensions savings

By Alan Lockey  

The populist turn in politics might tell you otherwise, but most ideals end up constrained by an imperfect world. The language of priorities is, to badly paraphrase Nye Bevan, the religion of government. Trade-offs and tough decisions are the nature of the beast.

Britain’s self-employed millions might well empathise with such sentiment. After all, the self-employed experience is characterised by a trade-off well understood by those who choose that path. On one hand, it brings freedom from the rigidity of employment, with greater levels of flexibility and control over your working…

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