I’m supposed to say I’m disappointed that the Supreme Court has ruled against Pimlico Plumbers, by ruling that plumber, Gary Smith, was a worker, rather than the self-employed contractor we all knew he was when he was carrying out work for my company.
If the UK is to overcome its skills problem, the Government has to do something about the ‘square peg, round hole’ solution it is persisting with.
Yesterday Theresa May once again proved it is she, not various members of her cabinet, who needs to be in another job.
The Autumn Budget is looming and I can tell you, there’s one thing for sure that I hope to see included, and that’s a boost for apprenticeships!
I am shaking with rage I’m so angry about today’s Supreme Court ruling that says that charging people to bring employment tribunal cases against employers is illegal.
I’m getting extremely annoyed about the way people are using the phrase ‘gig economy’. Not only is it being portrayed as something new, but also the implication is that anyone involved in paying people on a ‘job done’ basis is some kind of abusive employer, running an exploitative business model.
From what I’ve read and heard, Matthew Taylor seems like a decent bloke, and someone I’d love to sit down and talk to as part of his Review of Modern Employment, that he is currently carrying out on behalf of the Government.
It’s now more than three months since it was decided by referendum that the United Kingdom should withdraw from the European Union.
Since becoming Prime Minister, Theresa May has been sounding like some kind of Buddhist holy woman chanting the mantra ‘Brexit is Brexit’ whenever she’s challenged on the ‘ifs & whens’ of Britain’s actual departure from the European Union.