SELF-EMPLOYED, FREELANCER OR STARTING A MICRO BUSINESS? Did you know that almost one in seven people in the UK are self-employed? You might also classify self-employment as “freelance work”. UK research suggests that 30% of those who work in the media call themselves “freelance”. Research by Skills Development Scotland noted that the creative sector is dominated by sole traders, micro and small businesses. Approximately 13,500 businesses employ 0 to 49 employees and accounted for nearly 98% of the total number of businesses in 2014. This is an increase of 35% in the number of small and micro businesses since 2009. So why start a micro business or become self-employed? The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) conducted a survey in which 27% of people who moved into self-employment within the last 5 years said they...