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Employment tax partner Mark Groom comments on the gig economy and the need for a review of tax issues

20 November 2017

Mark Groom, employment tax partner at Deloitte, attended today’s APPG Responsible Tax event on how the gig economy affects tax revenue. He called for a review of the data underlying the gig economy, a clearer framework for determining different employment status categories, as well as a holistic review of the tax and economic impact of any changes.

Mark Groom added:
“The Government needs to consider how to approach the complex issue of the growth in self-employment and the boundaries between employment, self-employment and freelancing. We think the government should follow the precedent of the Taylor Review and set up an independent group to look holistically at the tax, national insurance and benefits issues.”

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