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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 £318 a day, the highest rate of all UK regions. In London, the average is £305.

Rates by freelancers in North East England have increased by the most since 2013. Workers billed an average £187 a day in 2013 compared to £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 £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."

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