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The government has today (February 7th, 2018) set out its intent to bring greater clarity and rights to flexible workers.
The move comes on the back of last year’s Taylor Review, and is part of the government’s plan to build an economy that “works for everyone”.
The proposal is built on three fundamental areas: protection, pay and transparency.
As well as addressing the Taylor Review’s recommendations, the government plans to go one step further by:
Here’s a breakdown of the other commitments included in the ‘Good Work Plan’:
In its release, the government said it plans to protect employees by:
With regards to pay, the government wants to make sure all workers are paid fairly by:
In addition, the government will aim to increase transparency in the business world by:
Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of the plan: “We recognise the world of work is changing and we have to make sure we have the right structures in place to reflect those changes, enhancing the UK’s position as one of the best places in the world to do business.
“Our response to this report will mean tangible progress towards that goal as we build an economy that works for everyone.”
Dave Hewitt, Head of Employment Law Information at Citation, commented: “Movement towards more substantial employment rights for workers was an inevitable consequence of the Taylor Review, but real progress in this area could be slow – particularly given the government’s pre-occupation with Brexit.”
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