The freelance and ﬂexible employee market is a growing and advancing unit of the UK workforce. The TUC found that 4.7 million people currently work in the gig economy, a number that has doubled since 2016. Companies are clearly beneﬁtting from the ﬂexible workforce, but on a wider scale the overarching economy is also reaping the beneﬁts. The Professional Contractors Group estimates that the ﬂexibility offered by Britain’s freelancers is worth £21 billion to the UK economy in added value.
ETZ, a future-facing software provider transforming the gig economy by facilitating daily payments for highly-skilled tech workers is of the opinion that, without the gig economy, the UK’s most advanced sectors stands to suffer an acute skills deﬁcit.
They are ﬁghting misconceptions that the gig economy is only for app enabled couriers and taxi drivers, but instead is open to a variety of highly-skilled freelance workers who are employed as consultants, project managers and specialists across a multitude of industries.