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Examination of Witnesses

Part of Growth and Infrastructure Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:29 am on 13th November 2012.

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Katja Hall: No, I do not think so. Not potentially. I think there is an issue around not confusing the employment relationship, and some companies might be worried that, if they go down this route and use this category, that could then be challenged in an employment tribunal. Could it be somehow unpicked, and could there be rulings to say that this person was in fact an employee and therefore had protection? I think it is about getting the wording right to give those firms that want to use it the confidence that they can go ahead, but I do not think the issue around whether some are owners and some are not is a big problem. Certainly nothing of that has come up in our discussions with companies.