Our aims

  • To provide a portal to data sources and other research resources related to microbusinesses
  • To raise awareness of unregistered and emerging forms of microbusiness activity
  • To develop understanding of any limitations of existing business data and findings based on these data
  • To promote discussion over alternative measures and categories related to microbusiness
  • To facilitate the development of an evidence base to inform policy and practice
  • To develop networks and research synergies for microbusiness research

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We need to rethink workers’ rights in today’s gig economy

The Guardian, 30th November, 2016. Theresa May has asked Matthew Taylor to lead a review of modern employment. The fast-changing... Read more...

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The Business Population Estimates need a more practical way of accounting for self-employment

Self-employment and the fuzzy border between what is work and what is enterprise is back in the news, and the... Read more...

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