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Uber, Deliveroo, Hermes and Amazon questioned on 'gig economy'

22 February 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee hears from Uber, Deliveroo, Hermes and Amazon as part of its inquiry into self-employment and the 'gig economy'.

Witnesses

Wednesday 22 February 2017, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

  • Andrew Byrne, Head of Public Policy, Uber UK
  • Lesley Smith - Director of Public Policy UK and Ireland, Amazon
  • Carole Woodhead - CEO, Hermes UK Ltd
  • Dan Warne - Managing Director UK and Ireland, Deliveroo

Focus of the session

The Committee intend to ask questions about how representative the workers they've heard from so far are of wider self-employed workforces, the support that these companies offer to their self-employed workforces, the extent to which they feel that they are responsible for providing support and whether they would like to provide more, and how likely it is workers under these pay and conditions will rely to a greater or lesser extent on the welfare system.

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