Labour Party promises to end bogus self-employment

Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party has reiterated their promise to strengthen worker rights and tackle bogus self-employment if they are elected later this year.  Their pledges include: Tackling bogus self-employment; Strengthening existing worker rights and protections for all; Banning zero-hours contracts; Ending “fire and rehire” tactics used by employers. New single status […]

New Dutch Law To Eradicate False Self-Employment

An interesting new law has been created in The Netherlands which clarifies the characteristics of being genuinely self-employed vs being an employee, and presumes that anyone earning  below € 32.24 per hour is an employee by default. Assessing employment status   Self-employment will be assessed on the basis of three main elements: work-related management: is there […]

What is false self-employment?

Being self-employed means that you aren’t entitled to any statutory rights such as the National Minimum Wage, holiday, sick pay etc.  With that in mind, why would anyone want to falsely claim that they’re self-employed?  Simple; some workers use their self-employed status to avoid employment taxes, and to be paid 100% gross without any deductions being […]