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Self-employed call for coronavirus help
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Self-employed call for coronavirus help

Chancellor facing mounting pressure to extend wage bailout to cover five million UK freelancers
23 Mar 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘The worst thing about having coronavirus’
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Instant Opinion: ‘The worst thing about having coronavirus’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 19 March
19 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: who qualifies for statutory sick pay?
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Coronavirus: who qualifies for statutory sick pay?

Government under fire for suggesting workers who are not eligible should apply for universal credit
4 Mar 2020
Gig economy in Britain doubles to 4.7m workers
Deliveroo drivers are among millions of workers employed by the gig economy
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Gig economy in Britain doubles to 4.7m workers

New report says worker rights are declining amid a surge in gig economy roles
28 Jun 2019
Self-employed workers face pension time-bomb
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Self-employed workers face pension time-bomb

Two-thirds have no retirement savings, compared to less than a third of employed workers
29 Apr 2019
Zero-hours workers 'twice as likely to do nights'
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Zero-hours workers 'twice as likely to do nights'

TUC recommends ‘exploitative’ system should be banned
12 Feb 2019
Should checking emails while commuting count as work?
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Should checking emails while commuting count as work?

Wider access to wi-fi on trains has extended the working day, says study
31 Aug 2018

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Millennials will be unhealthier than parents by middle age
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Millennials will be unhealthier than parents by middle age

New report warns that work and housing worries facing younger generation may lead to ‘lifestyle-related diseases’
18 Jun 2018
Union membership plummets among under-30s
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Union membership plummets among under-30s

TUC boss says movement needs to show young people it is still relevant
5 Jun 2018
Uber gives UK drivers sick pay and benefits
Uber has had a long and troubled relationship with its drivers
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Uber gives UK drivers sick pay and benefits

Ride-hailing app bows to growing political and legal pressure over workers’ rights
24 May 2018
Labour Party will ban Airbnb, says Tory minister
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Labour Party will ban Airbnb, says Tory minister

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss says Conservatives are ‘true party of young people’
26 Apr 2018
Government to overhaul ‘gig economy’ rights
Deliveroo drivers are among millions of workers employed by the gig economy
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Government to overhaul ‘gig economy’ rights

Changes include stricter enforcement of holiday and sick pay and a crackdown on unpaid internships
8 Feb 2018
Courier fined for time off to see doctor dies of diabetes
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Courier fined for time off to see doctor dies of diabetes

DPD driver Don Lane cancelled hospital appointments rather than incur firm’s penalties
5 Feb 2018