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Self-Employed Persons

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General how many self-employed persons there were in each of the years 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85 and the current year to date.

The estimated total numbers of self-employed persons in Great Britain in June of each year since 1979 are as follows:

Number
19791,842,000
19801,950,000
19812,057,000
19822,109,000
19832,160,000
19842,433,000
19852,559,000
The estimate for June 1985 is provisional.