Freelance workers

Budget 2018: IR35 changes extended to the private sector

The changes to IR35 regulations will be extended to the private sector, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has confirmed in...

How digital trends are changing the role of HR (webinar)

19 Sep 2018

ON DEMAND | Not a day goes by without a news story highlighting the impact of digital technology on people’s jobs, but how...

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U-turn on tax cut for self-employed

7 Sep 2018

The Treasury has announced that it will not abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs), a policy the Conservative party...

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Gig professionals on the rise and HR likes it

5 Sep 2018

Global research into the use of contingent workers – those professionals engaged in the so-called gig economy – shows that...

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IR35 changes have ‘seriously damaged’ the NHS

22 Jun 2018

Changes to self-employment tax rules have “seriously damaged” the NHS and the public sector, according to research by the Association...

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Union wins go ahead for Deliveroo collective bargaining case

15 Jun 2018

A High Court judge today granted permission for Deliveroo couriers to challenge a previous ruling that they could not be...

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Most employers back idea for stable contract requests

1 Jun 2018

Two-thirds of employers back the introduction of a right for agency workers and zero-hours contract workers to request a stable...

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Don’t believe the gig economy hype, says Matthew Taylor

24 Apr 2018

The view that full-time employment is in retreat and will be subsumed by the gig economy is not borne out...

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DPD to offer self-employed drivers sick pay and annual leave

26 Mar 2018

Parcel delivery company DPD is to give self-employed drivers access to benefits such as paid annual leave, sick pay and...

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Gig economy: Pimlico Plumbers case heard at Supreme Court

20 Feb 2018

The Supreme Court hears a key gig economy case today as Pimlico Plumbers challenges last year’s Court of Appeal decision...

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More than £800m generated from HMRC payroll investigations

12 Feb 2018

HMRC collected £819m in additional tax through payroll investigations last year, as it continued to crack down on organisations that...

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Taylor review: Government pledges to enforce day-one rights for workers

7 Feb 2018

The Government has vowed to enforce workers’ rights from their first day in a job, in response to the recommendations...

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Amazon drivers’ false self-employment dispute settled

16 Jan 2018

A courier company that delivers parcels for Amazon has settled a dispute with drivers that the GMB union claimed were...

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Zero hours workers subject to more sexual harassment

11 Dec 2017

Two fifths of women and a fifth of men in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at...

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“We’re not like Uber or the other gig economy companies” – Hermes

7 Dec 2017

Courier company Hermes has sought to distance itself from the criticism surrounding gig economy employers by claiming its use of...

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