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Brighton Fuse Freelancer Research: The Results

People are working in new and different ways in modern economies. We can see the rise of self-employed work in the UK and elsewhere, and especially with highly skilled professionals. But how big is this trend? And how do we understand what is happening?

Until now, the role of UK’s independent professionals has still been largely understudied, and the Brighton Fuse Freelancer Research aims to lift the lid on this category of workers.
• Why do they choose to work this way?

• How do they cope with uncertainty and risk?

• Do they contribute to economic growth?

• How does this type of work affect their well-being?

• Do they need help or support from the government
Brighton & Hove’s Creative, Digital, and IT sectors offer an ideal context for this type of research. Once again the Brighton Fuse research team from the Universities with Wired Sussex have collected and analysed a mass of data from Brighton's many freelancers and produced some very surprising results. We believe that, as happened with the former Fuse project, Brighton could benefit a lot in terms of visibility and profile, and, at the same time, teach a lesson to the entire country.

On Monday 26th January 2015 we will be revealing the results of this research project at a special event. Join us to hear and discuss the findings of this research and the implications it has for freelancers themselves, companies that utilise independent workers, as well as the local economy.
When: Monday 26th January 2015, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Where: Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton

It's free to attend the event, but please sign up here to secure your place.


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