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(Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) Consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility

12 August 2019

The BPS would like to hear from members with practical case studies or academic research related to one-sided flexibility in the gig economy.

In particular, we want to hear of any evidence, comments or suggestions members may have on the following areas:

  • The notion of flexibility within the gig economy
  • Evidence related to perceptions of employers and employees within the gig economy
  • Potential impacts of a baseline notice period for work schedules
  • The use of compensation systems for shift work cancellation
  • Any general evidence that could be considered to address the problem of one-sided flexibility within the gig economy

There are 27 specific questions (listed on pages 20-23) and members are invited to respond either by answering those questions relevant to them, or by providing general advice and guidance on the topics listed above.

Getting Involved

Send your comments to [email protected] using the form below.

The deadline for responses is Monday the 30th of September.

Please note:

  • The society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties / Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on clinical opinion


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