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Impact of Coronavirus on Self-Employed and Gig Economy Workers

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 26 MARCH 2020

Centre for Brexit Studies Director Professor Alex de Ruyter has shared his thoughts and views on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact this could have on self-employed workers across the UK.

In a video shared today, the expert discusses the impact that COVID-19 is having on self-employed workers, as well as those on zero-hour contracts, freelance staff and those in the ‘gig economy’, and what support they need from the Government during this uncertain time.

Professor de Ruyter discusses the controversy surrounding what are ‘essential workers’, with many workers, such as those in the construction industry, still being expected to work, and if the Government needs to be more clear around rules and regulations to businesses.

He also discusses how Prime Minister Boris Johnson is coming across so far during this crisis, and if he is proving his critics wrong.

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