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“Rights?! Don’t Want Them!” Say 80% Of Self-employed

“Rights?! Don’t Want Them!” Say 80% Of Self-employed

80% of UK self-employed workers don’t want any rights, according to a report by ContractorCalculator. The survey of 250 freelancers has revealed that 88% of respondents reject their rights to maternity/paternity leave, with 82% not interested in even receiving sickness pay. Of those who don’t want to be paid while ill, 25% said they’re already insured while 80% use savings as a substitute for their wages. 94% of respondents want to remove any restrictions on the amount of hours they can work in day and are ‘happy’ to be left alone, suggesting those who work for themselves find their entitlements overly bureaucratic and somewhat of a burden. When it comes to taking time off, 85% forgo their holiday rights and pay, opting instead to take time off in-between contracts or negotiate time off wi... »