This by Phil Rainford about the forcing of the lowest paid into self employment..
ZERO HOURS AND GIG ECONOMY .
THE SERVICES YOU GET PROVIDE A ROAD TO POVERTY.
NOT A NEW THING.
Haha Can only laugh at the Tory Party, Labour Party and the Unions now taking an interest in the self employed… Hairdressers and beauticians were for all intents and purposes forced into self-employment by the Blair/ Brown Goverment in 1997. What did the Tory Party do, NOTHING. What did the Unions do NOTHING, What did Labour back-benches do NOTHING. We were stripped of holiday pay, sickness pay, maternity pay in one foul swoop. Now we had to RENT CHAIRS. There was a tiny loophole in that we did not pay VAT on the rent of the chair. Cameroon solved that by making Hairdressers/Beauticians pay VAT on the rent of the chair no matter what your turnover was/is. This happened and is happening to the lowest payed workers in the country. It made our take-home pay even lower than it was. Let me ask you The Labour Party, The Tory Party and The Unions, where have you been the last twenty years. I will tell you. As long as your members and supporters were getting cheap services from Hairdressers and Beauticians you did not give TOSS. Now there are a lot more folk self-employed (in the millions) you are interested. Naff off, we know how you treated us, with absolute disdain. Lets hope the SNP will start to give the self employed the respect and benefits they pay for and deserve.