Posted: Mon 29th Jun 2015
East Anglia beats London when it comes to rates charged by freelancers.
Analysis of 1.8m days' worth of charge out rates by more than 4,700 one-person companies by Crunch Accounting showed the self-employed of East Anglia charge an average Â£318 a day, the highest rate of all UK regions. In London, the average is Â£305.
Rates by freelancers in North East England have increased by the most since 2013. Workers billed an average Â£187 a day in 2013 compared to Â£273 today, a 46% rise.
Other fast growing regions include Wales and the South West, where daily rates have increased by 31% and 28% respectively.
Freelancers in the North West charge the lowest at Â£260, while fees in the East Midlands have dropped by 1.3% since 2013.
Darren Fell, CEO of Crunch, said: "It's great to see business confidence is on the rise amongst the self-employed, a group that historically undervalues their services.
"These figures confirm what we have long understood that the self-employed are leading the country's economic recovery and it's high time they received greater political support and recognition."