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EU Referendum: The Contractor’s View

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Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance is the UK’s foremost contractor insurance specialist. With a rapidly growing customer base of over 25,000 contractors, freelancers, and self-employed workers, Kingsbridge are in a great position to see exactly what kind of impact they believe a Brexit will have on their own job prospects and the UK financial landscape as a whole.

Much has been written and said about the possible ramifications of a Brexit, but very little has focused on the views of the contracting community – an ever-growing workforce that remains vital to the growth of the UK economy. As David Cameron recently noted, “The self-employed are a key part of our long-term economic plan for the country.”(https://www.ipse.co.uk/news/pms-vote-confidence-self-employed-revolution) Their views should not be ignored.

Kingsbridge have produced an infographic based on a survey sent out to their customer base. Like many, contractors seem unsure of the future of the EU, but remain steadfast in their belief that their unique skillsets will continue to be in demand regardless of whether the UK exits the EU or chooses to stay.

The infographic represents an opportunity to give a voice to an undervalued part of the UK workforce, and with the EU referendum little more than a week away gives the almost 2m contractors and freelancers throughout the UK a chance to be heard.

Kingsbridge asked around 17,500 contractors for their opinions, and the response rate was slightly over 10% of that figure. The research took place at the beginning of June. Their contractors work in a number of sectors, from Rail to IT to Oil to Automotive. Kingsbridge represent a very broad base of independent professionals across the UK – many of whom have been contracting for decades, and have seen the landscape of the contracting community shift significantly in that time. The contribution of contractors to the UK economy is probably greater now than it ever has been before, so their views on a possible Brexit deserve to be heard.

Please feel free to feature Kingsbridge’s infographic (http://www.realwire.com/writeitfiles/Kingsbridge-Referendum-Infographic1.jpg) in your publication, and please make sure to credit Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance accordingly. If you would like access to the raw data from the survey, please let Kingsbridge know. If you have any further questions, please contact Ross Pounds on 07812735488 or at [email protected]



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