The Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees have published a draft bill to tackle the perceived exploitation of gig workers. The bill outlines measures to address false self-employment, which occurs when an employer classes its workers as self-employed in order to avoid paying income tax, National Insurance contributions and employee benefits. If passed into law, the bill will introduce a new presumption of ‘worker by default’. This would require employers to provide workers with a basic standard of rights and benefits, such as sick and holiday pay, unless they can prove a worker is genuinely self-employed.
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