By Daniel Hunter
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has today (Tuesday) sent a message to freelancers across the UK, calling them “the engine of our economy”.
The Prime Minister added his voice to the list of MP’s and business leaders who have backed freelancing in the lead up to National Freelancers Day on Thursday 21st November.
Mr. Cameron said: "Our country owes a huge debt of gratitude to the thousands of men and women who have decided to make their living as freelancers and entrepreneurs.
"You have not only taken your own future into your own hands, but you are the engine of our economy and economic revival. Indeed, SMEs are the very lifeblood of our country and of local communities across the land. My very best wishes on National Freelancers' Day."
The Prime Minister’s message joins endorsements from many others, including the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and businesswoman and Small Business Ambassador for the Conservative Party, Karren Brady.
In his message, Boris Johnson said he salutes those who choose to go freelance, adding; “Freelancing is a choice that’s brave and ambitious, fulfilling and rewarding.”
He also acknowledged the huge contribution freelancers make to the economy every year and said freelancers are ‘our bright and vital talent’.
Karren Brady, who is the keynote speaker at an event taking place in London for National Freelancers Day said:
“I’m extremely proud to be part of National Freelancers Day and I think it’s important to celebrate the 1.72 million freelancers who contribute hugely to the UK economy.
“As a businesswoman, I have first-hand experience of working with freelancers and know that they provide an invaluable flexible resource to clients, helping them grow.”
Responding to the backing from the trio, Julie Stewart, Chairman of PCG, said: “We are honoured that the David Cameron has shown his support for freelancers. Backing from the Prime Minister shows that our unique way of working is being recognised at the highest level.
“National Freelancers Day is about promoting and celebrating the positive impact freelancing has on the UK, both in terms of the economy and our work/life balance. It is brilliant that such high-profile individuals are now choosing to celebrate with us.”
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