Discrimination in the Insurance Industry – Driving Inequality

The Equality Act 2010 was dubbed ‘Labour’s biggest idea for 11 years’[1]. The idea was to to ‘reform and harmonise equality law’[2] which, at the time, was fragmented into 9 large pieces of legislation[3]. The act included the protection of nine characteristics including age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual …

Fixing the Gig Economy – Jumping Through Loops

There are currently 100,000 so-called gig economy workers in the UK[1]. The gig economy includes the use of digital platforms to improve the matching of supply and demand, but also to bypass the responsibilities which are associated with employment[2]. This ‘uberisation’ the UK economy therefore brings with it considerable costs to social security and employment rights[3]. This article will attempt …