Economy categories

All items: Economy

  • Gig economy inquiry by Work and Pensions Committee launched

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

About this category

News: HR and legal information and guidance relating to the economy.