UK self-employment surge may not mean greater level of slack

Bloomberg – 12 March 2015. A surge in self-employment in the UK may not indicate a greater-than-estimated level of slack in the economy, according to the Bank of England. In a recent research paper, BOE economist Srdan Tatomir said a “large part” of the increase since 2008 reflects trends that began before the recession, such as an aging workforce and a rise in female self-employment.

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Published on 12th March 2015

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