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MPs draft bill to close loopholes used by 'sharing economy' employers

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

The missing link: https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmworpen/352/352.pdf

The draft bill starts at page 28. On the whole it doesn't look good, in particular: In this Act an individual is “an independent contractor” if he is neither an employee nor worker.

We need a clear right to be in business on one's own account enshrined in law and with a better definition than "falling between the cracks".

The problems start at the beginning in 1(3): a tribunal or court may have regard to the following factors, for example: Surely it makes sense to either enumerate principles from which the tribunal or court can decide on factors and give examples or to enumerate the factors outright. This is neither.

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