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Preliminary response to Taylor Review report

There have been calls for a simplification of employment status, to protect rights and ensure that business owners do not fall foul of legislation due to ignorance, confusion or bad business advice. So what can we expect and hope for in the Taylor Review? From Gemma Tumelty, Managing Director - The HR Dept.

Contributor: Gemma Tumelty | Published: 12 July 2017

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Taylor Review, clarity for workers – a new era for the gig economy

The long-awaited Taylor Review into modern ways of working brings a number of recommendations for workers, but will no doubt have a significant impact on the ‘gig economy’. From by Beverley Sunderland, Managing Director at Crossland Employment Solicitors.

Contributor: Beverley Sunderland | Published: 11 July 2017

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Deliveroo calls for law overhaul

Deliveroo has called on the Government to overhaul existing employment legislation to allow the company to give its delivery drivers more benefits. Comment from Leon Deakin, Partner at law firm Coffin Mew.

Contributor: Leon Deakin | Published: 11 July 2017

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Despite distractions, don’t ignore gig-economy and flexible working

Employers must recognise the rise of the ‘gig-economy’ – and implement strategic workforce planning strategies to reflect this shift. Comment Lisa Forrest, Global Head of Internal Talent Acquisition, at Alexander Mann Solutions.

Contributor: Lisa Forrest | Published: 18 June 2017

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Employers must recognise the rise of the ‘gig-economy’

Organisations must implement strategic workforce planning strategies to reflect this shift. That is the advice from global talent acquisition and management specialist, Alexander Mann Solutions.

Contributor: Lisa Forrest | Published: 26 May 2017

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Huge growth in professional gig economy

Private sector looks to independent professionals to help address multiple competitive pressures. Comment from Chris Preston, managing partner of Odgers Connect.

Contributor: Chris Preston | Published: 8 April 2017

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Gig economy set to spike

Two in three European employees are interested in self-employment or freelancing. 33 percent of UK employees say work-life balance is a key motivating factor. Pay is still the ultimate driver for European employees. Comment from Jeff Phipps, Managing Director at ADP UK.

Contributor: Jeff Phipps | Published: 5 April 2017

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The Gig economy, the pros and cons are playing out now

The gig economy is boosting income for many of its 1.3 million workers – but thousands could be missing out on employment rights. New CIPD research provides first robust estimate of the size of the gig economy and highlights the need for greater clarity over and enforcement of employment rights. Comment from Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD.

Contributor: Peter Cheese | Published: 23 March 2017

Pimlico Plumbers judgment serves as a warning to employers

Following the Court of Appeal’s decision that Mr Smith, a former plumber with Pimlico Plumbers, was a worker and not an independent contractor, Naeema Choudry, partner at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP comments.

Contributor: Naeema Choudry | Published: 15 February 2017