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MPs slam 'freeriding' gig economy companies - Financial Times

Companies operating in the “gig economy” and relying on self-employed workers are “freeriding” on the welfare state, according to a parliamentary report. The Commons work and pensions committee said it had heard of some “appalling practices” in its ...and more »

May Day report by MPs damns growing UK gig economy - The Guardian

Uber's offer to provide its UK drivers with illness and injury cover has been criticised. Photograph: Laura Dale/PA. Companies in Britain's growing gig economy are forcing workers into bogus self-employment and free-riding on the welfare state, an ...and more »

MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment - BBC News

Drivers and couriers for companies like Uber and Deliveroo need full worker rights and not "bogus" self-employment status, MPs have said. Self-employed status leaves workers vulnerable to "exploitation", the Work and Pensions Committee concluded after ...and more »

Gig economy companies like Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo are "free-riding on welfare state" say MPs - City A.M.

Companies such as Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo are using “bogus” self-employment practices to “free-ride” on the welfare state, a Parliamentary committee says. MPs in the Work and Pensions Select Committee said the use of self-employed workers in the so ...and more »

MPs attack 'appalling' practices in gig economy - Evening Standard

Companies operating in the so-called gig economy who rely on self-employed drivers are “free-riding” the welfare state, MPs said. The damning report, published by the Work and Pensions Committee, said it had heard of "appalling" practices and says ...and more »

Government should end bogus gig economy jobs, claims parliamentary report - Workplace Insight (press release) (blog)

Companies operating in the gig economy and relying on supposedly self-employed workers are denying workers their rights and freeloading on the welfare state, according to a new report from The Commons Work and Pensions Committee. The report cites what ...and more »