The Professional Contractors Group has arranged the National Freelancers Day which is to take place on 23rd November. This will become an annual event. The aim of the event is to celebrate the work carried out by freelancers and contractors, often considered the ‘third way’ to work.

John Brazier, managing director at PCG said: “We wanted to establish a special day for all freelancers so that on National Freelancers Day this third way of working is recognised and we can celebrate the talents, achievements and worth of freelancers up and down the country.”

National Freelancers Day will operate under the five themes which PCG believe are key to optimum working conditions for contractors. These are: the right to work freelance, fair and equitable taxation, recognising that freelancers are in business on their own account, Government assisting the relationship between contractor and client and the respect of contractors for their contribution to the economy.

Brazier commented: “We have seen a significant increase in the number of people opting to go freelance over the last ten years and today there are 1.4 million freelancers in the UK. PCG wanted to establish a special day for them and on National Freelancers Day we can recognise freelancing and celebrate the talents, achievements and worth of freelancers up and down the country.”

On the day a ‘Manifesto for Freelancing’ will be drawn up which PCG then deliver to candidates standing in the next General Election.

More information can be found on the official website www.nationalfreelancersday.org.uk

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