Help us give small businesses a big voice
Here at FreeAgent, we’re on a constant mission to champion the voice of micro-business owners - and we need your help to do it!
If you’re a customer and you’ve been with us for a while, you may have already seen - and possibly even responded to - one of our Micro-Business Monitors. They’re surveys that we send out every six months or so to gauge how business owners are feeling about self-employment, and they’ve uncovered some really interesting information in the past.
Last year, for example, we found that many micro-business owners were still unaware of the Making Tax Digital agenda, despite the government actively promoting the flagship policy and running a number of public consultations on the plans. We also discovered that the majority of micro-business owners not only worked excessive hours without taking breaks but also didn’t feel they could afford to take time off when they fell ill.
We want to continue using the insight you share with us in these survey results to fight for UK micro-business owners and highlight their experiences to those with the power to make changes. We’ve already made some progress: just last year we teamed up with the Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) to discover which statutory pay benefits self-employed workers would like to receive, and then used the information to form an official response to the government. We’re keen to keep the ball rolling in 2018 and beyond!
If you’d like to help us on our mission, we’d be super grateful if you could take our latest survey. We’re seeking your views on everything from Brexit and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) through to small business taxes and late payment, along with your day-to-day experiences of running a business. Completing the survey will take a few minutes of your time but the results could have a long-term impact on the small business community.
As a thank you for taking the time to help us, we’re offering the chance to win a shiny new Amazon Echo! Just pop in your email details at the end of the survey and we’ll enter you into the draw.
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