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The real “Sorry We Missed You”—and what the government gets wrong about the gig economy

Sorry We Missed You mirrors what our own research told us about the gig economy

By Robert MacDonald  

Sorry We Missed You mirrors what our own research told us about the gig economy. Photo: Entertainment One

Ken Loach’s film, Sorry We Missed You, tells the harrowing tale of Ricky, Abby and their family’s attempts to get by in a precarious world of low paid jobs and the so-called “gig economy.”

But how realistic is it? Can Loach’s film be accused of undue pessimism? After all, UK government ministers have applauded the gig economy and the freedom and flexibility of being an “everyday entrepreneur.”

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