Posted on: 09 Jun, 17
Looks like we’ve stumbled across an old fashioned shootout – but don’t worry, Oury and Clark are only firing words at each other! Who is going to win this duel at the courts?
You can argue that the gig economy is a good way for a company to avoid employee costs, admin and taxes. However, it does allow workers flexibility. My view is that the government comparison tables for employed/self employed do allow some wriggle room but for most are pretty clear. I think in 10 years' time most people will work flexibly with no need for offices and there will be a massive change to property prices, location requirements, congestion and population shift away from many larger towns!
Great post guys. I think we need to work with HMRC to find a balance that gives both employer and employees both flexibility and protective rights. What that would look like though I'm not sure. Right now, I think the balance is in favour of the employer and it's being abused by some rather large and unscrupulous organisations...
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This month Oury and Clark ponder whether technology one day, will not just translate the words, but the body language and cultural nuance. Could all disagreements, and even world peace be achieved if we all understood each other fully, and didn’t get very irritable with the other person’s inability to know how to apologise a lot? (sorry)