May 1, 2017
MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment
Self-employed status leaves workers vulnerable to "Exploitation", the Work and Pensions Committee concluded after an investigation into the issue. Staff should be designated as workers, with full rights, by default, MPs said. "Before Deliveroo existed, many workers in the food delivery business were paid in cash, in the black economy. All of our riders are registered to work legally and pay their taxes in the UK.". In the report by the Work and Pensions Committee, chairman Frank Field said companies were "Avoiding all their responsibilities" in order to profit from "Bogus self-employed designation". Speaking on the subject last year, Prime Minister Theresa May said: "If we are to build a country that works for everyone - not just the privileged few - we need to be certain that employment regulation and practices are keeping pace with the changing world of work."
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