The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new campaign to improve the prospects of self-employed people in the UK. This follows the FSB Small Business Index (Q2 2018) revealing that confidence among the self-employed has fallen significantly since Q1 2017. For example, 28% of sole traders surveyed expected business performance to worsen over the next three months. Key policy changes called for by the FSB include reforms to the Universal Credit system and the introduction of statutory paternity and adoption pay for the self-employed.
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