The RSA has launched a Charter for the Self-Employed, containing 8 practical policy ideas designed to improve the living standards of people who work for themselves.
These include: redesigning Universal Credit, introducing automated saving schemes, mandating equal treatment under the Work Programme, and establishing a new form of pension auto-enrolment.
The list of ideas is by no means exhaustive - their research reports contain several other proposals for consideration - but they believe these to be the most realistic, cost-effective and impactful.
Why have they done this? Their aim is to ensure that more people can take part in the kind of meaningful self-employment that, at its best, enables them to flourish as creative individuals.