Today sees the publication of a research report by the Social Market Foundation think-tank that I jointly authored with the SMF’s chief economist, Nida Broughton. The culmination of two years work, it argues that there is a latent supply of entrepreneurs in Britain that could potentially have significant economic impact if they are supported to make the transition out of traditional employment. Based on original new research with potential entrepreneurs it argues that government should reform employment laws to enable people to try out new business ideas whilst still retaining links with their former employers in case they need to return, with corresponding benefits for employers. Here’s the link and here’s a blog summarising it
I jointly published an op-ed piece in CityAM this morning with Nida Broughton, Senior Economist at the SMF, entitled Why a sharp increase in self-employment isn’t always good for growth. We’re working together on a new project to explore which types of entrepreneurship are most valuable to the economy.