New research has shown that millions of self-employed people are leaving their families financially exposed.
Over recent years, the number of people who are self-employed has increased significantly; with nearly five million of us working for ourselves (Source: ONS). But it seems most are making no provision should they be unable to work due to illness, a decision which could have catastrophic consequences for their loved ones.
The research, from Scottish Widows, found that:
Only 7% of self-employed people have Critical Illness Cover to protect them, and their family, if they become ...