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Self-employment and the gig economy (Commons committee report) - Self-employment and the gig economy: Thirteenth Report of Session 2016-17 - HC Paper No.847

A Work and Pensions Committee report calls on the Government to close the loopholes that are currently allowing "bogus" self-employment practices, which are potentially creating an extra burden on the welfare state. It states that the "apparent freedom" companies enjoy to deny workers the rights of employee status fails to protect workers from exploitation and poor working conditions, and suggests that the Government set out a roadmap for equalising employee and self-employed national insurance contributions.
Category: Employment » Employment status. Area(s) of law: Employment; Technology and Information.
Source: House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee.

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