The Taylor Report has called for greater rights for gig economy workers to receive statutory sick pay, holiday pay and other benefits.
The landmark report published today also made recommendations around portable benefits portals and for return to work strategies for gig economy workers. The report urged the government to introduce a new category of "dependent contractors". These individuals, who work for organisations such as Deliveroo or Uber, are not to be classed as employees but ought to be eligible for workers rights. The report said: For [some workers] self-employment is not a choice but a necessity when other...
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