The VA service is growing in demand because of the way in which businesses are now operating, contracting out more and more services, alongside the opportunities of ever-advancing technology. Because VAs are self-employed they have the added appeal to employers or business owners of not needing a salary as they only pay for the time they use the service, employment rights, national insurance, tax, holiday and sickness pay, even office space. Also it provides clients with, not only the image of a larger organisation, but a professional person who is there to delegate to so that the client can have the time to focus on what they do best and on the activities to enable to grow their business.