As a business using the services of a self-employed professional, or worker, you could now be responsible for providing similar employment rights to the ones delivered to employees, including those connected to workplace health.
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The changing face of self-employment has been recognised by Theresa May as a force for economic growth. The Prime Minister vowed in 2016 that “it is essential that these virtues [flexibility and innovation] are combined with the right support and protections for workers,” in order to keep pace with the "changing world of work."
As a result, May appointed Matthew Taylor, RSA Chief Executive (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), to produce a review analysing 'Modern Working Practices'. The report is highly geared around employment rights, and promotes further workplace protections for the self-employed.
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