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Free monthly legal updates bulletin launched by PRISM

PRISM is to publish a monthly bulletin which will provide updates on political developments regarding laws affecting employment intermediaries and contractors.


It is hoped the free PRISM ‘Pulse’ will create greater understanding among those working in the sector of the challenges employment intermediaries and contractors currently face.


The first bulletin, this month’s August Pulse (which interested parties can sign up for on PRISM's website), brings together some of the latest political developments in Parliament by highlighting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s call to action over umbrella companies during Prime Minister’s Questions and revealing which MP has been talking about travel and subsistence in a Westminster Hall debate.


PRISM says the publication is a bite-size look at everything affecting a sector that continues to see seemingly endless changes to legislation and policy.


PRISM chief executive, Crawford Temple, said, “PRISM is constantly monitoring what affects the sector. We are tying all that together for free for the first time so people can take a quick look at some of the most recent developments affecting their business.”


One of the most recent developments has come directly from PRISM, which is in the process of inviting industry sponsors to support a strategic review. PRISM has previously called on the Government to carry one out in the hope it creates a more stable and fair future for contractors and employment intermediaries.


PRISM intends to ask the independent think tank, the Social Market Foundation (SMF), to bring together a white paper that analyses properly the way modern businesses choose to engage workers, particularly flexible workers, and whether there is any case for recognising a third way of working, distinct from being simply ‘employed’ and ‘self-employed’.


PRISM is inviting industry sponsors to support the strategic review. More information about this can be found on the organisation's website.


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