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

Call for proposals: Report on the impact of self-employment on wellbeing designed to facilitate evidence-based policymaking

30 Nov, 2017

The CRSE is calling for proposals for a short report that addresses key research questions in relation the impact of self-employment on wellbeing that are relevant for policy and practice.

CRSE releases a new report uncovering the different segments of the UK's self-employed workforce

20 Nov, 2017

A new report published today, from the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) in conjunction with the Institute for Employment Studies, has identified nine distinct segments which make up the UK’s solo self-employed population.

From social support to capabilities for the work-life balance of independent professionals - Anne Annink

15 Nov, 2017

New to the research library is a video featuring Anne Annink. In this video Anne Annink discusses her research presented at the Annual Global Research Workshop on Freelancing and Self-Employment 2016.