Diana Kloss’s blog considers those who are neither ‘employees’ nor genuinely self-employed. What have court cases been saying, and would the proposals in the Taylor Review issued in July be helpful?
There have been recent court cases finding against companies which argue that those who work for them are genuinely in business on their own account with no employment rights.
Diana also considers the Taylor Review issued last month. In the Review www.gov.uk/government/publications/good-work-the-taylor-review-of-modern-working-practices Matthew Taylor recommends amongst other things that ‘workers’ (which is wider than ’employees’ but excludes genuinely independent businesses) should be renamed ‘dependent contractors’ so far as they are not employees. The Review recommends that ‘dependent contractors’ should have a clearer legislative definition which better reflects the reality of modern working arrangements.
Link to the blog: The gig economy.