The latest Duport Business Confidence Report for Halifax, West Yorkshire shows there was a rise in company formations over the third quarter of the year. During this period there were 174 new companies registered, representing a 2% rise on Q3 of 2012.
Company formation numbers in Worcester rose during the third quarter of the year, according to a new report from Duport.co.uk.
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A recent poll has shown that 24% of self-employed people take no annual leave, compared to only 5% of permanent workers.
The survey, which was conducted by ICM and commissioned by accountancy company Boox, questioned 2033 adults across the UK. Other findings were that almost half of self-employed workers continue working when they are on leave, and that self-employed workers are twice as likely as their permanently employed counterparts to check emails on holiday.
However, there must be some benefits to running your own company, as 56% of those surveyed preferred it to being in full-time employment. 35% also stated that they found the flexible working hours convenient.
Philip Venn, Managing Director of Boox, commented:
"The reality is that when we are in charge of our own business the stresses and strains of securing our next contract or missing a deadline play a much greater role in our lives.
This makes it harder to take time out and if we do manage to get away, retreat anxiety makes it that much more difficult to switch off from our work life."