• From the lobby: Fractures, fissures and the future of the self-employed

    From the lobby: Fractures, fissures and the future of the self-employed

    With an EU transition deal finally agreed and pretty much all politicians (with the vocal exception of comrade Corbyn) united in their condemnation of Russia,...

  • From the lobby: A few rays of sunshine but dark clouds on the horizon

    From the lobby: A few rays of sunshine but dark clouds on the horizon

    The Spring Statement was not meant to be a big event and in that way it lived up to expectations. That it included a few...

  • A not-so tough gig, and how the government should approach it

    A not-so tough gig, and how the government should approach it

    The media cannot resist talking about the gig economy. The eyes of journalists must have lit up when they saw that on the same day...

  • Budget 2017: The self-employed dodged a bullet this time - but they should have been given some help

    Budget 2017: The self-employed dodged a bullet this time - but they should have been given some help

    A crackdown on freelancing gigs. A slashed VAT threshold. Another assault on their national insurance contributions. A one off levy on home offices, and a...

  • Women in the gig economy - is the UK taking a backwards step?

    Women in the gig economy - is the UK taking a backwards step?

    Being in the 21st century, you’d think the age-old debate about women in the workplace would be something well and truly of the past. But...

  • Justice reigns supreme thanks to employment verdict

    Justice reigns supreme thanks to employment verdict

    In a landmark legal victory, the Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal fees are “unlawful”, and in doing so reinstated a centuries-old right to...

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