A panel discussion at the Houses of Parliament, organised and hosted by PRISM, has further explored the future of the gig economy. The panel brought together PRISM’s CEO, Crawford Temple, Robert Halfon MP, a former Cabinet Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, Nick Denys, Employment Policy Officer at the Law Society and Nigel Keohane, the Head of Research at the Social Market Foundation.
“This event in Parliament was an important opportunity to make the case to politicians about the long term, structural changes that are needed to address the problems in the gig economy,” said Temple. “All of us on the panel agreed that the complexity of the tax system, a failure to comply and a lack of enforcement are all problems that need addressing. We have set out our proposed solutions and we look forward to collaborating with others in the future.”
PRISM recently set out its proposals in a review entitled The Case for Structural Reform. The three guiding principles, they wrote, were a simplification and better understanding of the rules, better compliance with those rules and greater enforcement in the event of non compliance.
“With the tax and employment system struggling to cope with the challenges of the modern labor market, this document pulls together many of the comments and recommendations from other Government papers,“ added Temple, “and we will be submitting our plans to the Chancellor before this Autumn’s budget.”