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Britain's chronic wage problem comes from the self-employment sector

There is a party going on in the UK labour market and self-employed people are not invited. While the UK is enjoying growing labour participation rates and lower unemployment, the self- employed are earning less than they did in 1994, according to a report by the Resolution Foundation, an influential economic think-tank. Data compiled by the group show that self-employment earnings fell by 32% – or £100 per week – between 2007 and 2014, meanwhile the numbers of self-employed jumped by more than a million people between 2002 and 2015.
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