Gig economy

Young ethnic minorities continue to bear brunt of insecure work

Young people have swiftly returned to work since losing jobs in the pandemic, but many have had unequal opportunities when coming back to the workforce – or have fallen out of it altogether.

New Way to Work government policy unfit and unethical, experts warn

The Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) new jobs programme Way to Work has faced media backlash for its methods and many in the sector fear it will be counterproductive in the long term.

Young people struggle to find quality jobs post-pandemic

While employment is booming, new research suggests that the pandemic has seriously impacted the quality of jobs available to young people.

More workers taking two full-time jobs in secret

Work from home rules have prompted a small but growing number of workers to take on two full-time roles.

Amazon: new legal challenge could cost firm £140 million

Law firm Leigh Day has launched a potentially £140 million compensation claim on behalf of Amazon drivers working as 'delivery service partners'.

Pandemic increases opportunities for freelance specialists

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in greater opportunity to take advantage of a wider talent pool through the use of specialist freelancers.

News

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

The Uber decision has been hailed as a win for workers’ rights, but it won’t all be positive.  

Features

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.