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Cable is cautiously optimistic about the British economy.  © Andrew Sales

Business secretary Vince Cable has warned that the recent boom in self-employment needs to be accompanied by support for entrepreneurs to help them take on staff.

Speaking at the offices of think tank the Resolution Foundation, Cable said that much of the growth in self-employment was “positive,” and rooted in the growth of the creative industries.

But speaking to Prospect after the event, he cautioned that: “We do want to ensure, as the economy now grows on a solid basis,…

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