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  • Spring Budget 2017: T-Levels and taxes on self-employed

    9 March 2017

    Philip Hammond used the Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and raising tax contributions from workers who are self-employed or who operate through limited companies.

  • Acas updates its guidance to reflect gig economy developments

    28 February 2017

    Conciliation service Acas has issued new guidance to help employers understand gig economy working, on the back of the ongoing Taylor review of modern workplaces and a slew of employment status cases.

  • Gig economy inquiry by Work and Pensions Committee launched

    2 December 2016

    The Work and Pensions Committee has announced an inquiry into the UK welfare system's ability to adequately support the growing number of gig economy workers.

  • Taylor review on modern employment practices launched

    30 November 2016

    The review looks into the impact of changes to the labour market, addressing questions on issues such as job security, wage levels and employees' rights.

  • Employment tribunal decides Uber drivers are workers

    28 October 2016

    Uber drivers are workers and are entitled to receive the national minimum wage and paid annual leave, according to an employment tribunal ruling that is being seen as a test case for the employment status of the gig economy's growing workforce.

  • Gig economy worker rights inquiry announced

    27 October 2016

    The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has launched an inquiry into the changing nature of work, and the status and rights of workers in non-traditional employment roles.

  • Harnessing the gig economy could solve skills shortages

    3 August 2016

    The legal status of workers in the gig economy must be clarified so that businesses and individuals can thrive, according to a new report from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

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