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Gig economy working trends

26 October 2016
Issue: 4573 / Categories: News

Early day motion 547

MPs are being urged to debate the employment practices of delivery service Hermes.

An early day motion, sponsored by Frank Field MP, regrets ‘that 10,500 self-employed people delivering parcels for Hermes ... do not enjoy the flexibility that is commonly associated with self-employment’.

It adds that HMRC should inquire into ‘whether Hermes and other companies comprising the gig economy are enforcing self-employment on workers in order to escape their tax, National Insurance and pension liabilities’.

For details, see here.

Issue: 4573 / Categories: News
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