UnemployedNet blog in today's Guardian Society Daily

Tue, 04/02/2014 - 12:51 -- nick

UnemployedNet's blog Fake self-employment replaces real jobs in sick UK economy, written by Nick Stephenson, has been published in today's Huffington Post and has been picked up by Guardian Society Daily online.

The blog makes the point that, with more than half of the million jobs created since the recession being self-employment, and earnings among the group dropping by 20% over that period, the government needs to stop crowing about its success in this area.

Many self-employed people are desperate and in poverty, and they need real contracts or real jobs, not a status which simply disguises the fact that they are unemployed in all but name.

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