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'.
Wednesday 29 March 2017, Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
- 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
- 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.