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...
Zurich has launched a 'selfie' app called FaceQuote which estimates how much life cover someone might need.
The official supplement of this year's COVER Excellence Awards is available to read now as an eBook.
Child cover within critical illness plans has assumed a far greater importance in recent years, writes CIExpert's Alan Lakey.
Holloway Friendly has widened its new online underwriting process allowing protection advisers to write both full and short term income protection business in minutes.