Key findings from chapter two
The typical working day is constantly changing, and this is increasingly true for the self-employed community. We found that, on average, the self-employed work 14 hours a week more than when they were previously in a permanent position, and a lot of you are taking less than 14 days’ holiday a year.
- Two fifths check their phone for work calls and emails before 8am, and one in five are still checking after 11pm
- 46% have taken a work call or email in an unusual location, with public toilets and beaches coming top of the list
- Half attributed their stresses at this time of year to January’s Self-Assessment deadline