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Following the Taylor Review and a string of ‘gig economy’ employment cases hitting the headlines, two House of Commons Select Committees have published a joint report – ‘A framework for modern employment’.
The report sets out how they believe the employment framework should be amended to reflect the modern world of work.
In the document, the Prime Minister is urged to prioritise legislating on identified issues, with a draft Bill included to set out the proposed legislative changes.
Here’s a summary of the key recommendations included in the draft Bill:
Clearer statutory definitions of employment status
Worker by default
The below recommendations were also included in the report, but did not form part of the draft Bill:
Entitlement to a written statement of terms and conditions
Lowering the ICE threshold and support levels
Ending the Swedish derogation
A word from us
Dave Hewitt, Head of HR & Employment Law Information at Citation, commented: “In the wake of recent high-profile cases such as Uber and Deliveroo, ‘employment status’ is becoming an increasingly challenging issue for clients.
“The principal piece of employment legislation in the UK is now over 20 years old and the report, from a group of cross-party MPs, provides an interesting insight into how they believe the legislation could be updated to bring more clarity to this issue.”
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