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Self Employed People: A literature review for the Contributions Agency

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Publication details

DatePublished - 1997
PublisherSocial Research Branch
Place of PublicationDepartment of Social Security, London
Original languageEnglish

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NameDSS In house report


A review of the existing literature on self-employment, including the definition and characteristics of the self-employed types of work undertaken, living standards and organisation of finances. The aim of the review was to improve the Department's and the Contributions Agency's understanding of why some self-employed people fall behind or default on payments of Class 2 National Insurance contributions.

    Research areas

  • employment/benefits

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