The Gig Economy

In the UK it is estimated that there are some five million people employed in the ‘gig economy’. Typical ‘gig’ jobs include couriers, ride-hailing drivers and handyman repair work, although it can include any employment, skilled or unskilled, of a short-term, flexible nature.

Accounts & Tax

Treasury eyes hitting self-employed gig workers with VAT charge

Slapping VAT on self-employed gig economy drivers or plumbers could rake in £20bn a year for empty Treasury coffers

Legal advice

Businesses may need to pay casual workers who have cancelled shifts

As part of the government's Good Work Plan, casual workers may get compensation from employers if their shift is cancelled at short notice.

Employing & managing staff

Freelancers, Brexit and robots: prepare for a changing workforce in 2019

Adepto's Chris Milligan discusses the changes that business leaders can expect in their workforces in 2019 and how to prepare for them.


How do you get the best hourly rate in the gig economy?

A competitive freelance market can make getting a decent hourly rate difficult. What can be done?

Employing & managing staff

Managing shift work: How a business should address its staffing needs

There are many complexities associated with managing a shift-based workforce, which can cripple a business if not managed well. Christian Brøndum of Planday discusses how your business can address them effectively.


Gig workers report lack of financial protection from their gig companies

Just 2 per cent of gig workers have access to financial protection via their gig company, research discovers.


Businesses and employees demand protection for gig workers

New research reveals nine in ten employers and employees agree gig economy workers need more rights and protections.


Gig workers miss out on up to £75,000 pension savings

Gig workers missing out on up to £75,000 in pension savings as auto-enrolment bypasses gig economy, according to new research.


Another blow for gig economy as two tribunals find for complainants

A severe blow rocks the gig economy after two tribunals rule in favour of the complainants against Addison Lee.

Business management

Healing the relationship between businesses and freelancers

George Olver, co-founder of Movidiam, explores why poor practices regarding freelancers could be stifling the global creative industry.

Office & home working

How to successfully ride the gig economy wave

Chris Bohlin, director of products at Grasshopper, explores why it is important for entrepreneurs to understand how to get the most out of the gig economy.

Employing & managing staff

Why you shouldn’t ignore the rise of gig-economy and flexible working

Business and HR leaders do not believe the gig-economy will impact on their own businesses, according to new research.

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace

Partner content

Securing your business in the hybrid workplace

Ensure your business is prepared for the increasing threat of cybercrime