The Government has responded to recommendations by the Taylor Review (July 2017) through the publication of the “Good Work Plan”, which shows the Government’s clear intention to legislate and improve employment status tests to reflect modern day society.
The Government recommends the narrowing between employment law status tests and tax law employment status tests, for a more cohesive approach.
Furthermore, the Government are allowing workers, not just employees the right to a written statement of terms from day one of employment rather than several months later. There are also several recommendations put forward such as: the right to request a stable contract and a ban on employers making deductions from tips, all in essence giving employees and workers more protection.
Once again, the Government is looks to be moving forward in promoting and recognising employees’ rights and balancing the scales between employees and employers.