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Making the gig economy fairer

All workers in the sector should be paid the National Living Wage

By Frank Field & Andrew Forsey  

Black cab drivers protest against Uber in central London ©DINENDRA HARIA/NEWZULU/PA Images

By inviting Matthew Taylorformer head of the No. 10 policy unit, to lead an Independent Review of Employment Practices in the Modern Economy, the prime minister has demonstrated her commitment to striking a fairer deal for people at the bottom of Britain’s labour market who are striving for their keep.

Many of those people are working in what is called the “gig economy,” an industry largely reliant on drivers, classed by the companies with whom they…

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