Recent research from Duport.co.uk has shown that company formation reached an all-time high in Bath during 2013.
The annual Duport Business Confidence Report for Ipswich has revealed both positive and negative economic statistics for the area during 2013.
Stoke-on-Trent experienced a surge in new company formations during 2013, according to figures in the latest Duport Business Confidence Report for the area.
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."