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Damian Hinds and Matthew Taylor questioned on 'gig economy' impact

29 March 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee questions Matthew Taylor - Chief Executive of the RSA and leader of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's independent review on Modern Employment Practices - and employment minister Damian Hinds, on the economic impact of the growing 'gig economy'.

Witnesses

Wednesday 29 March 2017, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA and leader of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's independent review on Modern Employment Practices

At 10.00am

  • Damian Hinds MP, Minister for Employment
  • Pauline Crellin, Deputy Director, Labour Market, DWP

Focus of the session

This is expected to be the final evidence session in the inquiry into Self-employment and the gig economy. Questions to be addressed include:

  • How to ensure the correct balance between flexibility and employment rights/protections for gig economy workers
  • The extent to which low-paid self-employed people rely more heavily on support from the welfare system, compared to low-paid employees
  • Whether the Department intends to make changes to current Universal Credit and Jobcentre Plus support for self-employed people.

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