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Hi all

For those early birds amongst you you may have heard Peter Cheese on Radio 4 this morning being interviewed about the new CIPD report on the gig economy.

The line was that the CIPD feels that there should be more clarity around the employment status of individuals especially those in the gig economy.  Interestingly Peter also stated that he agreed with the increase in the rate of NI contributions for the self-employed citing the increases to state pension benefits as the reason that these needed to increase. 

Headline of the report are that most ‘giggers’ in permanent employment elsewhere; two-thirds believe they should be given employment rights

Most people working in the gig economy are doing so to top up earnings from a permanent job elsewhere, according to a large-scale CIPD survey that suggests the impact of new online work platforms has been relatively muted to date.

While the gig economy – which is broadly taken to mean those who undertake piecemeal work via online platforms such as TaskRabbit and Upwork – has garnered huge attention in the media, only 4 per cent of working UK adults took part in it in the last 12 months

All interesting stuff in the meantime I have posted a link to the report.  All good stuff for those on Level 5 embarking on their CHR and also those on Level 3 completing their MER assignment.

What are your thoughts about this topic?

All the best


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