0 Have your say More than a third of workers who have been made redundant used the experience as an opportunity to start working for themselves, a report has revealed. The research found that Britain is home to millions of ‘redundant-preneurs’ – people who took being laid off work as an opportunity to work independently rather than find another job working for someone else. After being made redundant, more than a third of people decided to use the opportunity to become their own boss. Of these, 57 per cent started working for themselves as a freelancer or consultant, 48 per cent started a business and 12 per cent invested in another business and started working there. The new businesses joined the millions of micro businesses, those with fewer than 10 employees, operating in the UK, which account for 96 per cent of all companies.Karneet Chowdhury, business manager at Direct Line for Business, which carried out the research, said: “Being made redundant can be one of the most stressful and unsettling periods of anyone’s working life. But it can also be a catalyst for change and force people to take a step back and think about what they want in their… Read full this story
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