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Government reforms: Employment status – framework for modern employment

What do we already know?

We updated you in our July 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Employment status – Taylor Review that the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices had been published which focused on the importance of quality work: “fair and decent work with realistic scope for development and fulfilment” for all.  The Review made detailed recommendations for reform of UK employment law in respect of those who are not engaged as traditional employees, both in the “gig economy” and elsewhere.

What’s new?

The Work and Pensions and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees have published a joint report, “A framework for modern employment“ (available here).

Although this is not the Government’s official response to the Taylor Review (which is expected shortly), this report does contain a suggested draft Bill which aims to take forward some of the Taylor Review’s central proposals.

The report makes recommendations for primary legislation on the following issues:

The report also makes recommendations for secondary legislation, which include the following:


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