Flexible work hours may be on the rise, but anyone who ventures out during rush hour traffic could be excused to think otherwise. The freedom to break out of these patterns is often a key motivator for freelancers, as it was for me too.
I'll be the first to admit it: leaving a safe, reliable in-house job in the midst of a recession doesn't seem like the smartest thing to do. Especially considering I knew nothing about working for myself, and the thought of selling my own work on a daily basis felt a little bit terrifying.
In the run up to yesterday's budget I called on the Chancellor to come out fighting for the UK's smallest businesses, a sector that contributes £82 billion to the UK economy annually - freelancing. As the dust settles on the Budget, how well did the Chancellor do?