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  • 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.

  • Summer Budget 2015: Key announcements

    Date:
    9 July 2015

    This week marked the first Conservative budget in more than 19 years, with all eyes on how Tory election promises and pledges to cut benefits will pan out over this Parliament.

  • Compulsory national "living wage" to be introduced in April 2016

    Date:
    9 July 2015

    A new minimum wage of £7.20 per hour will be introduced next April for all working people aged 25 and over, the Government has announced.

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