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Monday 23rd November 2009 National Freelancers Day

PCG, which represents the UKs freelancers, has declared Monday 23rd November 2009 National Freelancers Day in a drive to encourage everyone to acknowledge all freelancers, consultants and contractors and the contribution they make to the UK economy. The Day has been launched as part of PCGs tenth anniversary celebrations.

John Brazier, managing director of PCG, commented: We have seen a significant increase in the number of people opting to go freelance over the last ten years and today there are 1.4 million freelancers in the UK. PCG wanted to establish a special day for them and on National Freelancers Day we can recognise freelancing and celebrate the talents, achievements and worth of freelancers up and down the country.

PCGs vision is for freelancers to enjoy the optimum environment in which to operate and thrive. As such, National Freelancers Day will highlight five key themes:

- Fair and equitable taxation

- The right to work freelance

- Government to make it easier for clients to engage freelancers

- Recognition that freelancers are in business on their own account

- Freelancing to be respected as a valid career choice and essential ingredient in the success of UK Plc.

National Freelancers Day will see a number of events taking place UK-wide for freelancers across all sectors and PCG will be calling on its members and well-known freelance celebrities to talk about what it means to be a freelancer.

More information about National Freelancers Day will be available over the coming months and anyone interested in finding out more can visit www.nationalfreelancersday.org.uk.

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