It said there are 2.5 million home business owners, representing 8% of the UK’s total workforce and 52% of its small businesses.
The South East and South West regions have the highest concentration of home business owners, both representing a tenth of the total workforce.
More than a quarter (27%) of Hertfordshire’s 92,000 workforce are home business owners, the highest concentration in the UK. It is followed by Pembrokeshire at 23% and Eastbourne at 20%.
Men are more likely to run businesses at home. There are now 1.7 million male home business owners, compared with 818,000 female, across the country.
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