Change law to protect gig economy workers, MPs' report urges

Influential select committees call on government to close loopholes that let ‘irresponsible firms underpay workers’

The government is under pressure to change the law to tackle bogus self-employment and protect workers in the gig economy after a report published on Monday by two influential parliamentary committees.

The work and pensions select committee and the business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee have prepared draft legislation intended to close the loopholes that allow “irresponsible companies to underpay workers”.

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