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Labour conference: what should politicians do for the self-employed?

Jeremy Corbyn says he wants to help independent workers—how should he and other politicians do so?

By Conor D'Arcy  

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As the ranks of the self-employed have swelled, so too has political interest in them. Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to Labour conference was the latest to identify support for the UK’s 4.5m self-employed workers as potentially fertile ground. “What are the Tories doing to help the self-employed, the entrepreneurs they claim to represent?” he asked in his speech to conference yesterday, saying he wanted to consider extending statutory maternity and paternity pay to self-employed people, and launching a review into…

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