Experts are calling for more protection against organisations 'pressuring' people into self-employment models, after it was revealed thousands of BBC staff could face significant backdated tax bills for working through personal service companies (PSCs).

The broadcasting corporation came under fire in March, after MPs were told hundreds of employees had been 'coerced' into setting up PSCs that enabled them to be treated as freelancers, rather than full-time staff.

Anthony Sakrouge appears in People Management saying "the policy of requiring people to work under PSCs had allowed the corporation to save millions in national insurance contributions, but highlighted the need for individuals to seek independent advice when setting up a PSC to assess the risk of being caught by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)."

Fresh calls to protect against 'pressured' self-employment is available to read on the People Management website.

Anthony is head of the employment team, which has been described by The Legal 500 as delivering "an outstanding level of service". He acts for both employers and employees, specialising in contentious work and negotiations relating to the complex starting and leaving packages of directors and other senior employees.