Gig economy boosts income for many of its 1.3 million workers – but thousands could be missing out on employment rights

Editor’s note: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has published research into the gig economy – what it is, its size and what working life is like for gig economy workers.

When your boss is an algorithm

Editor’s note: The tech is making new ways of working possible: cue the #gig economy. But, what if you work for a platform, not a person. Who’s the boss? And how will working for a platform change the way you work? All is revealed in this piece . . .