22nd February 2018
On 7 February 2018, the Government published their response to the Taylor Review of modern working practices. Headline items in an initial press release focussed on matters such as a new right to a payslip for all workers (not just employees), a right for workers to request a “more stable contract” and making sure that interns do not carry out unpaid work which should be carried out by paid staff.
This was followed up by four consultation papers dealing with enforcement of employment rights, agency workers recommendations, measures to increase transparency in the UK labour market and employment status.
Amongst other things, the Government has indicated that it will also –
For the time being, the Government will not be implementing a few of the Taylor Review’s other recommendations –
Finally and completely separately, the Government has formally announced all the new rates coming into force in April 2018. You can see the new rates for a week’s pay, the cap on unfair dismissal compensation, national minimum wage and many others by viewing our updated Facts and Figures.
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