Gig economy

Uber drivers are now employees – but is it a victory for workers’ rights?

The Supreme Court decision that Uber drivers in the UK will now be entitled to the national minimum wage, holiday pay and rest breaks has been hailed as a win for workers’ rights, but it won’t all be...

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National Living Wage increase not enough for frontline workers

The National Living Wage has increased to £8.91 per hour from £8.72 today, but workers' unions think more still needs to be done to stop employees from being underpaid for their work.

Implications of the landmark Uber judgment

A landmark judgment in the Supreme Court in February over Uber drivers’ employment status has far reaching consequences for employers.

Uber’s Supreme Court loss demonstrates the difficulties in defining employment

The Supreme Court handed down its long-anticipated judgment in the case of Uber BV and others v Aslam and others on 19 February.

Freelance workers could answer flexible workforce demand

2021 could be a notable year for freelancers as demand for them has increased according to a nationwide survey by online job site PeoplePerHour.

UK HR directors predict large rise in gig working

A new report by AON, Gig Economy: Financial Security of Greater Control, found 18% of HRDs believed 75% or more of their workforce will be made up of contractors by 2025.

Will zero-hours contracts become the norm?

Employers across the economy are contending with workforce and operational challenges at a scale unknown in our lifetime.

IR35 to be delayed for a year

IR35 implementation in the private sector will be delayed for a year given the current Coronavirus pandemic, it was confirmed last night (17 March)

Case study: Stonegate Pub Company's income drawdown scheme

Tim Painter, HR director at Stonegate Pub Company, shares how to business has helped staff manage their money

Bolt facing worker’s rights employment tribunal

Former Bolt driver Andrei Donisa has claimed the transport platform underpaid him and then dismissed him for refusing to take enough fares

Revised IR35 making contractors look for permanent roles

Due to the UK government’s upcoming revised tax rules, 19% of contractors have said they are looking for permanent roles

IR35 reform to go ahead

The government has confirmed changes to off-payroll working rules (IR35) will go ahead on 6 April 2020