http://flipchartfairytales.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/self-employed-the-nouveau-pauvre/#comment-19576 :: Here’s a great piece of analysis from Flip Chart Fairytales which uncovers the truth behind the recent boom in self-employment in the UK. Turns out declaring yourself as self-employed is an effective way to get the DWP off your back. If you move from Job Seekers Allowance to Working Tax Credits they can tick you off their list, which keeps their managers happy, and the government can claim you’re back in work. The sooner we have a Universal Basic Income the sooner we can get rid of this nonsense.

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