Taylor Review into Modern Employment Practices - PwC comments

Published at 13:34 PM on 22 June 2017

In advance of the upcoming publication of the Taylor Review into Modern Employment Practices, Julian Sansum, people and organisation partner at PwC, comments on what could be expected:

“The Taylor Review could prove seminal for Britain’s labour market.  Matthew Taylor is highly respected in this field and his Government commissioned review is on the agendas of organisations representing workers and employers.

“The recommendations will seek to raise the quality and security of work for people in the Gig economy.   

“We are likely to see confirmation that flexibility in the labour market must be a top priority,  and how new technologies can help facilitate this.  We can also expect more detail on  Government’s ambition to build a set of tools which could become the foundation for a universal online self-employment service.

“The review is likely to assert that the form of labour supplied should not make a difference to an organisation’s tax position and organisations may need to vouch for other organisations in their supply chain.

“A control test could be introduced where people would be deemed workers or employees if the organisation directs or controls certain aspects of their work. This will have wider implications for organisations which use contractors or locums to provide certain services.

“Zero hours contracts have been hotly debated and we’re likely to see a recommendation that workers have the right to request guaranteed minimum hours.”

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Notes to editors

  • Julian Sansum is available for interview - please contact Katherine Howbrook on 020 7212 2711/07595 609 737 or katherine.howbrook@pwc.com

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