Temporary workers

Umbrella company guidance is lip service, say experts

The government has come under fire after publishing guidance on umbrella companies deemed inadequate by payroll experts.

MPs back workers’ right to request regular hours

A private member’s bill giving workers the legal right to request a predictable working pattern has found cross-party support in the House of Commons.

Temp workers risk missing out on £97 million in holiday pay

Temporary workers across the UK are at risk of missing out on up to £97 million in unclaimed holiday pay over the Christmas period, according to independent worker support group IWORK.

Part time work reaches post-pandemic peak

Nearly 10 million (9.8 million) people are working in part time or temporary jobs - the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic.

Women drive sharp rise in temporary work

The number of temporary workers has shot up in the past two years as workers seek flexible working arrangements.