gig economy

  • 13 Jun 2018

    It’s a case that touches at the heart of workers’ rights in the UK. Today the Supreme Court ruled that plumber Gary Smith was wrongly classed as self-employed by his bosses and should receive holiday pay. But is this a landmark decision with implications for workers in other types of jobs in the ‘gig economy’,…

  • 11 Jul 2017

    The Prime Minister’s review into workers’ conditions has called for all work in the UK to be “fair and decent”, paying particular attention to short-term, so-called gig economy roles. Mrs May said she’d take the report’s recommendations seriously, but it has been criticised by trades unions for tinkering at the edges.