Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Questions (50)

Willie Penrose


50. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her plans to put the code of practice on bogus self-employment on a statutory footing; if a timeframe has been identified for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38874/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The Code of Practice is currently being reviewed by an Interdepartmental Group comprising the WRC, Department of Finance, Revenue and this Department. A substantial revision is nearing completion, at which time it will be shared with ICTU and IBEC through the Labour Employer Economic Forum (LEEF) structure for observations. This revised Code draws heavily on case law that has emerged since the Code’s introduction in 2007.

Once the Code is finalised, I will seek to put it on a statutory footing.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.