At a time when the economy and business in Wales is subject to change and upheaval, the self-employed sector continues to provide jobs and investment in local economies up and down Wales. However, it is a sector that is little understood or researched. What industries do the self-employed operate in? Where are they in Wales? How many hours do they work every week?
This report, commissioned by FSB Wales and produced by Professor Andrew Henley and Dr Mark Lang, sets out to shed light on the army of self-employed people in Wales, demonstrating how they run their business, the contribution they make to their local economy, and how the Welsh Government could support them going forwards.