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Self-employed earning less now than in 1995
Average earnings for self-employed workers in the UK were lower in 2014/15 than in 1994/95, according to research by the Resolution Foundation. The research has revealed that while the number of self-employed workers has increased by 45% between 2001 and 2015, weekly average earnings have fallen by £60. Self-employed workers in 2014/15 earned an average of £240 per week in comparison with £300 per week in 1994/95. The Resolution Foundation claims that the financial crisis that commenced in 2008, along with the changing nature of self-employment, has led to a fall in earnings.