How could off-payroll reforms impact the labour market?
6 March 2020
The House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee will take evidence from the Unite union and the Centre for Research on Self-Employment.
This evidence session will focus on the modern labour market and the gig economy, and the consequences for labour provision in the UK of the proposed IR35 changes.
Monday 9 March in Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster
- Siobhan Endean, National Officer for Equalities at Unite the union (Unite)
- Professor Patricia Leighton, Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE)
Questions will include
- What factors have influenced the big increase in the use of personal service companies?
- How easy is it to test for "false self-employment"?
- How do the proposed IR35 changes relate to the wider context of changes in working arrangements within the wider economy?
- How should employment law and the tax rules around employment status be aligned?
- Will there be any change in the use of umbrella or similar companies as a result of the extension of the proposed rules to the private sector?
- Could the Government's policy objectives have been achieved in a better and simpler way?