New IPSE/CIPD survey reveals extent of damage done by IR35 changes in the public sector.
As part of the Taylor Review, IPSE designed the 'Self-Employment Matrix' to provide clarity over employment status.
To regain the trust of industry, government must conduct an independent review of the CEST tool and abolish it altogether if it deems it inadequate.
Deliveroo confusion highlights the need for the government should write into statute a positive definition of self-employment.
The evidence is undeniable: the CEST tool is wholly inadequate.
If the Bank Of England's inflation target is to be reached, the government not to introduce inhibiting policies.
Claims that the ‘gig economy’ was somehow on trial in the Pimlico Plumbers case, or that the decision is a fatal blow for self-employment, are overblown.
The government should create a positive, statutory definition of self-employment to avoid the uncertainty over who is and who isn’t a contractor.