Home-based businesses lack support

Home-based businesses are underestimated and don’t have their needs met by government policy, according to research carried out by the universities of Southampton, Middlesex and Glasgow and Delft University of Technology. According to the research, business and enterprise policies such as Enterprise Zones do not benefit home-based businesses, and different ideas and policies about increasing economic growth that include home-based business are required. According to the research 59% of sole traders and 24% of small businesses in the UK are home-based.

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