On Tuesday 5th September a select committee of leading figures in the UK's employment sector attended Parliament to discuss the future of the gig economy. The event was organised and hosted by not for profit professional trade association PRISM.
Attendees included PRISM's CEO, Crawford Temple, Robert Halfon MP, a former Cabinet Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, Nick Denys, Employment Policy Officer at the Law Society and Nigel Keohane, the Head of Research at the Social Market Foundation.
Following the event, Temple commented saying "This event in Parliament was an important opportunity to make the case to politicians about the long term, structural changes that are needed to address the problems in the gig economy".
"All of us on the panel agreed that the complexity of the tax system, a failure to comply and a lack of enforcement are all problems that need addressing. We have set out our proposed solutions and we look forward to collaborating with others in the future."
In September 2017, PRISM launched a review named "The Case for Structural Reform" which main principles include simplification, compliance and enforcement of the current rules and tax framework.
Temple then went on to say "With the tax and employment system struggling to cope with the challenges of the modern labor market, this document pulls together many of the comments and recommendations from other Government papers and we will be submitting our plans to the Chancellor before this Autumn’s budget."
On Monday 2nd October 2017, Crawford Template will be at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, to speak on behalf of PRISM at the Demos event "In conversation with Rob Halfon MP and the future of work."