Self-employed likely to vote according to political or personal preferences

The majority of self-employed workers will vote in the European referendum based on personal choice, rather than what may or may not be best for their business.

The research conducted on behalf of Intuit QuickBooks found that 72% of self-employed workers will cast their EU referendum vote according to personal or political preference, with just one in five (20%) entering the ballot box with their business or career in mind.

Despite placing a personal choice before their business, the referendum remains high on the self-employed agenda and a huge majority (95%) will make sure their voice is heard. Their vote is currently evenly split with 41.9% set to vote ‘remain’, 41.3% voting ‘leave’ and 11.4% still undecided.

“Self-employed is the fastest growing category of worker with nearly five million individuals across the UK. Their opinions and votes will have a significant impact on the referendum outcome, whether they have made their decision based on personal or business reasons,” said Intuit QuickBooks Europe VP and MD Rich Preece. “Whatever the outcome, we must make sure this important group has the information and tools they need to succeed.”