Almost two-thirds of people want to see more employee-owned businesses in the UK, according to a survey by the Social Enterprise Coalition.
The survey of more than 2,000 people, released to coincide with today’s Social Enterprise Day, also found that 70 per cent of respondents believe more business people should use their skills to tackle social problems.
According to the poll, people aged under 34 are more likely to support these proposals than older people, with 82 per cent believing business should be used to tackle social problems.
"These findings show people are ready for a new way to do business," said Peter Holbrook, chief executive of the Social Enterprise Coalition. "People blame the old business models for the recession and have lost their faith in them."