Freelancers to speak out on all things status
“Issues impacting this way of [independent] working [have snowballed],” says the firm’s Seb Maley. “There’s quite a few bases affecting the self-employed and our survey covers them.”
The firm says it will be sharing the anonymised answers that respondents give with influential parties, “with a view to making [freelancers’] voices heard loud and clear” to the government.
“One of the survey’s aims is to get insight into whether the government's tax strategy is threatening [freelance] contracting -- a vital sector of the UK labour market.
“[We want to] be in a position to put forward contractors' views -- whether that's on BBC presenters impacted by the organisation's handling of IR35, or… [on their own] concerns around self-employment”.
All who fill in the multiple-choice survey – available online at survey monkey.co.uk -- will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon gift voucher.