A new independent review of flexible working is to be undertaken by a leading think tank.
The Social Market Foundation (SMF) will examine the practice of flexible working and its impact on the economy, as well as looking at how many people are already working in a flexible way.
One issue to be covered in the review will be the current tax system to assess if it takes account of those working in a non-standard way, whether they be full-time employees, contractors, freelancers or self-employed.
SMF director Emran Mian explained “The aim of our project will be to illustrate how widespread this third form of employment now is across different sectors of the economy and regions of the UK, identify the consequences of it being ignored to individuals, businesses and the wider economy and survey how other countries are grappling with the same issues.
“We will suggest practical next steps that may be taken in law and policy.”
The results of the review could play an important role in shaping future government approaches to flexible working and Mitrefinch can provide software solutions now to help support companies implementing new practices.