About the CRSE

The CRSE is the leading international think tank working to improve the understanding of the self-employment sector and its impact on the economy. We deliver leading edge, robust and multidisciplinary research in collaboration with academics from around the world who are at the forefront of self-employment studies.

Key to the CRSE’s work is promoting the knowledge acquired through our research and providing comprehensive analysis into the sector to inform public policy and add value to practitioners. This is achieved through strong collaboration with a network of academics and experts in the field, alongside a dedicated steering committee who exist to set the agenda for future research.

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Latest News

University of Bath event on the future of work, London 1 August

21 Jul, 2017

The University of Bath is holding an event in London 1 August exploring the future of work, employment patterns and debating whether “jobs” as we know them will continue to exist?

Centre for Research on Self Employment reacts to Taylor Review

11 Jul, 2017

The Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) has welcomed the publication of the Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices.


Leading academic advises Taylor Review against ‘one-size-fits-all’ self-employment policies

15 Mar, 2017

Broad one-policy-fits-all approaches for self-employment are very dangerous and run the risk of damaging the UK economy, Professor Andrew Burke, Chair of the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE), told the Taylor Review into modern employm