Work has changed – but tax policy hasn’t
Our tax regime discriminates against the huge number of workers in the new ‘gig economy’.
One of the major economic battlegrounds in the US presidential election is the “precariat” class. In his influential 2011 book, economist Guy Standing described the global socio-demographic trend of shifting developments in the workforce as the “precariat” class. In essence, this is a group of people whose employment is defined without predictability or security.
Ireland defines this as the self-employed. The general election battle lines are already forming around what Enda Kenny...
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Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
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