The Perils Of Self-employment

Through choice or by necessity, some of us are becoming self-employed for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evidence globally suggests that self-employed workers are one of the groups hardest hit by the pandemic. Support offered by governments varies across countries.

Yet, for some, self-employment may represent the only way of earning a living and remaining active in the labour market.

The self-employed are a diverse group that includes everyone from independent consultants, hairdressers and dog walkers, to executive producers and part-time delivery drivers.

What can those transitioning to self-employment do to protect their well-being?