Tag Archives: gig-economy

“Lifestyle” jobs should still pay pensions!

  The latest Gig Economy case to be tested in court starts today , (Monday 30th April) Courier firm Hermes is facing action from GMB Union members. The legal action, which follows GMB’s landmark success against Uber, is on behalf of … Continue reading

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Time to #INSPIREeurope18 with @SDWorxUKI

Tomorrow’s the SD Worx (ex Ceridian) conference in London’s posh Hilton Hotel. I’ve gone for the last few years as it gives great insights into what’s going on in Reward and HR (which isn’t pension). It’s like jumping out of … Continue reading

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Taylor – the Full Monty or a stitch-up?

  I was asked to comment on the impact of the Taylor Report on Payroll at the Reward Autumn Update. Though I had been promised a script from Matthew Taylor himself, it never turned up – maybe I was stitched … Continue reading

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Is the Taylor report “dead and buried”?

When Theresa May asked Matthew Taylor to Review Modern Working Practices in the UK it was October 2016. She looked a strong and stable leader with a majority and a nation behind her. On July 11th, exactly a year after … Continue reading

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“How we’re paid” is top of #GE17 agenda

If there is a debate going on over who next Governs Britain, how we get paid – as workers and pensioners, is at the heart of it. BREXIT may be the most important political issue , but we are no … Continue reading

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How contagious will the Uber-ruling be?

The complicit agreement between those who work in the “gig-economy” not to work for those who run the gig-economy has succeeded for much longer than Uber and Deliveroo. The same arguments were being had about the status of self-employed insurance … Continue reading

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Will the gig-economy auto-enrol? More likely after UBER judgement!

Today’s the day that an employment tribunal in London will decide whether Uber’s 40,000 licensed drivers are self-employed or “workers”. So far all the talk has been about sick-pay, holiday pay and the minimum wage. But “worker” (as in “personal … Continue reading

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How do we auto-enrol workers in the “gig economy”?

A gig economy is an environment where temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The trend toward a gig economy has begun The consultancy McKinsey  reckon that some 162 million people in Europe and America work independently. … Continue reading

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