The government-backed Taylor review of modern working practices has called for the introduction of a new “dependent contractor” status to protect worker rights.
Growth in hiring across the UK eased slightly in June 2017, but stayed at a high level as demand for staff remained strong.
IPSE has called for a statutory definition of self-employment to be introduced to address the current problems with the gig economy model.
The Resolution Foundation has called for minimum wage protection to be extended to self-employed people working in the gig economy sector.
Construction sector hiring slowed down in June due to a loss of momentum for the industry during this period.
Contractors who act as directors of their own personal service company or limited company are more likely to be a victim of identity fraud, a new report has warned.
Sickness pay has been highlighted as the working benefit that self-employed people would value above all others in a new report.
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has urged the government to adopt a post-Brexit policy on immigration that minimises risks to the jobs market.
Demand for contractors dipped during May 2017 as Brexit continues to affect recruitment strategies.
Businesses remain keen to hire more staff despite the economic uncertainty that has prevailed since last year’s Brexit vote, according to REC data.