A popular definition of the gig economy is that it is “a labour market characterised by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs”. But what is next for gig economy working rights?
Tags: Taylor review
The gig economy has been booming and the Taylor Review is now more important than ever.
Six months after the Taylor report called for widespread change to UK working practices, the Government has published its response, taking action on all but one of the recommendations.
Stephen Moore, head of employment and partner at Ashfords LLP, discusses the recent Uber ruling that all drivers should be considered as workers.
There are circa 1 million agency workers in the UK, temporary workers (including temporary agency workers) number 1.6 million, and more than 900,000 people work under zero hours contracts. It is estimated that 1.3 million people work in the gig economy. Even allowing for overlap between those categories of worker, it is clear that non-standard…
A government review into the employment of the UK’s “gig economy” workers has called for better quality jobs and “dignity at work”.