Work and Pensions Committee

Self-employment and the gig economy inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Deadline for written submissions was Monday 16 January 2017.


Scope of the inquiry

The Committee invites submissions addressing one or more of the following areas:

Universal Credit

  • The relative treatment of employees and self-employed people in UC

Jobcentre Plus and support for newly self-employed people

  • What support should JCP offer to people who are self-employed or want to become so and is JCP equipped to offer it?


  • How can self-employed people best be encouraged and supported to save for retirement?

    Labour market participation

    • How can self-employment contribute to achieving full employment — especially for disabled people, older people and those with caring responsibilities?

    Read the full terms of reference: Self-employment and the gig economy Send a written submission

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    Next meeting(s)

    29 March 2017 9:30 am

    Oral Evidence Session

    Self-employment and the gig economy
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    Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, The RSA
    Damian Hinds MP, Minister for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions


    The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

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