Freelance workers

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

Thursday 18 October 2018, 2:00pm BST
Not a day goes by without a news story highlighting the impact of digital...

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 4 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 1 }

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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

“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...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Uber application to send case straight to Supreme Court is refused

5 Dec 2017

Uber’s application to “leapfrog” an appeal to the Supreme Court has been refused.

Gig economy cases
Aslam and others v...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }