Trends

  • Bridging the pond: Freelancing in the UK and the US

    Bridging the pond: Freelancing in the UK and the US

    Ah, the ‘special relationship’. From Ronald Reagan calling Margaret Thatcher “the best man in England”, to Tony Blair’s “with you, whatever” to George Bush, it...

  • Spread your wings

    Spread your wings

    When systems engineer Aled Morsford secured a job at one of the world’s leading aerospace companies after completing university, he assumed he would be there...

  • Time to call the shots

    Time to call the shots

    There’s no doubt that the gig economy is gaining momentum and there’s no sign of it slowing down. The appeal is understandable: it’s flexible, varied...

  • Global grapple for gig status

    Global grapple for gig status

    Since the UK’s employment appeal tribunal ruled in November last year that two Uber partner drivers should be treated as workers and not self-employed contractors,...

  • Shoppers and workers of the world go digital

    Shoppers and workers of the world go digital

    Online platforms have changed the way we shop and work. Digital platforms are creating self-employment opportunities for many, and it is time the government took...

  • Addison Lee faces defeat in court over cycle couriers’ status

    Addison Lee faces defeat in court over cycle couriers’ status

    Minicab firm Addison Lee loses battle in court over the status of its cycle couriers, who should have been treated as employees, not “independent contractors”....

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