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Article about self employed "owner-drivers" who contract work from delivery companies, including Parcel Force, having to pay to cover their rounds if they are off sick. More information about changing patterns of work and conditions in the gig economy (added March 2017) http://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/06/sick-parcelforce-couriers-royal-mail-mands-john-lewis-hamleys-dpd

 

 

Article describing different classifications of employment and the issues surrounding tax policy. Explains the need to distinguish between those investing in business and taking risks with those who are investing their time only (added March 2017) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/04/rise-britons-boss-risks-borrowing-crisis/