What is this work? Local deliveries, on-demand builders, odd hours in a shop or café, cleaning after an event, as-required care at home, mini-cabbing, bike repair; there are thousands of sectors offering odd hours of economic activity.
30% of workers could already be in this pattern of employment, often outside the formal economy. Their work is typically insecure; without prospects or protections.
An alternative model is possible. It allows any citizen to sell precise hours, on their own terms, across as many types of work and types of employer as they want. Protections and compliance are enforced. Everyone has a route to increased opportunity and stability. For employers; booking extra workers is one-click easy.
Key to this is a new kind of marketplace. Britain’s government has funded the technology. It now sits in the independent Beyond Jobs project and is freely available worldwide.