Does being a gig worker leave you vulnerable?
11th February, 2020
Much focus has been put on the gig economy over recent years, raising questions about pay, hours, and more importantly job security. All this financial insecurity comes with living from paycheck to paycheck.
New research has revealed that nearly half of Brits who work temporarily or regularly do contract work have had to take what they call “desperate measures” in order to survive financially.
Unfortunately this has in some cases led to criminal and destructive behaviour such as shoplifting and gambling, as well as taking on high-risk loans in order to pay the bills.
The gig economy makes up a significant portion of the UK workforce. In fact, according to PwC there are currently 10 million gig economy workers in the UK.
Experts however are concerned that the gig economy suits employers more than employees and are asking for more to be done to give workers the same financial peace of mind afforded to full time workers.
If you would like to discuss you protection options, then don’t hesitate to call today on 0800 024 8685 and we can arrange a chat.