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Uber’s reluctant conversion to pensioning their drivers shows “it can be done”.

This morning we are hearing from @The_TUC @CWUnews @CommunityUnion @fsb_policy @Uber @TataCompanies @NatWestGroup and @coopuk as part of our saving for later life inquiry. Learn more here:https://t.co/Gy1WRSXpEE Watch the session here from 9.15am: https://t.co/AtY0lWCOf7 — Work & Pensions Committee (@CommonsWorkPen) … Continue reading

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Uber called to parliament about its workplace pension.

NEW: A senior Uber executive is to be quizzed by MPs in the UK who are probing the UK’s #pension savings’ crisis. Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager for Northern Europe at Uber, will appear before a parliamentary committee next Wednesday … Continue reading

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Three quarters of Uber workers are muslim; they have no Sharia investment option.

People reading this headline will be entitled to ask, how did that happen? Workplace pensions are chosen by employers, or in the case of Uber, by their “workplace solutions” provider. Did Uber choose NOW Pensions or did Uber follow Adecco? … Continue reading

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If you’re an Uber driver , you have a NOW pension.

I wondered whether the headline had  been better “if you’re an Uber driver, you now have a pension” but for industry readers, the news is that NOW at last have something to tell the world that isn’t “mea culpa”. I … 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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