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SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND THE GIG ECONOMY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 547: tabled on 13 October 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 52 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the abuses of self-employment that have been documented in the report, Wild West Workplace; regrets that 10,500 self employed people delivering parcels for Hermes are vulnerable to low pay, bullying and insecure work, and that they do not enjoy the flexibility that is commonly associated with self-employment; calls on HM Revenue and Customs to initiate an inquiry into whether Hermes and other companies comprising the gig economy are enforcing self-employment on workers in order escape their tax, National Insurance and pension liabilities; and further calls on those companies to ensure couriers are guaranteed a minimum hourly rate that is equivalent to the National Living Wage.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
Livingston
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Sheffield South East
Blackman-Woods, Dr Roberta
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
City of Durham
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Blyth Valley
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Inverclyde
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2016
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Dagenham and Rainham
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Coventry South
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 October 2016
Foyle
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 1 January 2016
Garston and Halewood
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2016
Makerfield
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2016
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2016
Glenrothes
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hodge, Dame Margaret
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
Barking
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Knowsley
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2016
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 14 November 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Bassetlaw
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Mitcham and Morden
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 25 October 2016
Glasgow East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Mansfield
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2016
East Renfrewshire
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
St Helens South and Whiston
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2016
Gordon
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2016
Bolsover
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2016
Stoke-on-Trent North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 October 2016
Glasgow South West
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Harrow West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2016
Midlothian
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
East Ham
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 October 2016
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.