- Taylor Review—employment status consultation
- What is the background to this consultation?
- Which aspects of the Taylor Review does this consultation consider?
- What is this consultation looking to ascertain?
- How will the proposals set out in this consultation affect the employment status tests used for tax and national insurance contributions purposes?
- How does this consultation form part of the government’s overall approach to the gig economy issue?
- What are the expected next steps?
Tax analysis: As the term ‘gig economy’ enters the nation’s vocabulary, few governmental reports have attracted such wide and urgent interest as the 2017 Taylor Review into the rights and the precarity associated with modern employment. Charles Pigott, employment lawyer with Mills & Reeve, outlines what lawyers and policy makers should watch out for in a recently announced government consultation which looks to pave the way for improving employment status rules for employment rights and making the associated tax position clearer, and where the findings will likely lead.
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