I’m preparing a talk on freelance contracts, and I find that looking at the way different organisations explain things is useful for a number of reasons.
Firstly, their emphasis may give some insight into how they regard the issue differently to someone primarily concerned with the worker’s rights. But secondly, a complex issues are often quite badly explained and it helps to look at the way different orgs do it.
- The Production Guild (production accounting know-how) – Contracts for Individual / Loan Outs
- HSE – Health and safety for gig economy, agency and temporary workers (definitions)
- CIPD (probably best described as ‘the HR guild’) – Zero Hours Contracts
- The Gazette – what employment law changes to expect in 2022 and beyond
The expected changes for 2022 are particularly interesting from a freelance point of view as it is expected to include changes arising from The Good Work Plan that came out of The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, including possible…
- compensation for work cancelled without ‘reasonable notice’,
- right to reasonable notice of working hours,
- right to more predictable and stable contracts once you have 26 weeks continuous service