Radio 4's Analysis looked at the gig economy a couple of weeks ago:
Who Speaks for the Workers?
Mon 26 June 2017
Union membership is in decline whilst structural changes in the economy - including the rise of the so-called gig economy - are putting downward pressure on wages, and creating fertile conditions for exploitation by unscrupulous employers. So who is going to ensure that workers get a fair deal? Sonia Sodha, chief leader writer for the Observer, investigates.
BBC Radio 4 - Analysis, Who Speaks for the Workers?
The theme is back again with a vengeance:
National Insurance tax hit for gig economy firms - BBC News
Gig economy workers on their jobs: 'They do exercise control over us' | Business | The Guardian
'A race to the bottom': readers on Uber and the Taylor review | Politics | The Guardian
Government national insurance u-turn still leaves some self-employed paying more - Telegraph
The head of the RSA has headed a Review of Modern Working Practices:
Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices - RSA
Foundations of a people's economy - RSA
The Sun gives us an overview:
What does Matthew Taylor's gig economy review mean if you’re self-employed or on a zero hour contract?