ISBE member calls for end of discrimination that stops 4.5 million workers being able to manage their well-being

ISBE member Adrian Ashton highlights discrimination in employment law that means the self-employed can’t access the same support to avoid burnout, compared to salaried employees 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjfx57l1KaQ

http://thirdsectorexpert.blogspot.com/2022/01/to-best-look-after-ourselves-we-should.html

Tax allowances in employment law mean that people can benefit from discounted access to facilities and services through their employer to help them better manage their health well-being (and avoid burnout). Yet, for over 4 million people in work, access to these discounts is denied, because the same rules that apply to employees don’t extend to the self-employed.

This is of particular concern in light of various researches highlighting how, in comparison to their salaried counterparts, the self-employed:

– pay more tax

– can’t take holidays to the same extent

– suffer with their mental health more

– experience greater stresses in their work

Adrian Ashton is therefore seeking to explore how this discrimination against a significant proportion of the UK workforce with regards to their health and well-being might be further challenged. He is open to speaking with other ISBE members who may be interested in exploring this further with him.

https://linktr.ee/adrianashto

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