Employment Practices in the Modern Economy

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Employment Practices in the Modern Economy

A country-wide evidence gathering tour of the modern labour market has been announced.

Speaking to workers and employers working in sectors such as the gig and rural economies and manufacturing, to fully understand the impact of modern working practices and how different labour markets work. “We will gather your views of Modern Employment Practices in the local area.

Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive of the Royal Society of the Arts) leads the review to consider how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models. The review will consider the implications of new forms of work, driven by digital platforms, for employee rights and responsibilities, employer freedoms and obligations, and our existing regulatory framework surrounding employment.

Review scope

The review will address 6 key themes:

Security, pay and rights

  • To what extent do emerging business practices put pressure on the trade-off between flexible labour and benefits such as higher pay or greater work availability, so that workers lose out on all dimensions?
  • To what extent does the growth in non-standard forms of employment undermine the reach of policies like the National Living Wage, maternity and paternity rights, pensions auto-enrolment, sick pay, and holiday pay?

Progression and training

  • How can we facilitate and encourage professional development within the modern economy to the benefit of both employers and employees?

The balance of rights and responsibilities

  • Do current definitions of employment status need to be updated to reflect new forms of working created by emerging business models, such as on-demand platforms?

Representation

  • Could we learn lessons from alternative forms of representation around the world?

Opportunities for under-represented groups

  • How can we harness modern employment to create opportunities for groups currently underrepresented in the labour market (the elderly, those with disabilities or care responsibilities)?

New business models

  • How can government – nationally or locally – support a diverse ecology of business models enhancing the choices available to investors, consumers and workers?

Review panel

Matthew Taylor has asked a panel of experts to support the six-month review. They will contribute their expertise on the labour market, start-up businesses and public policy areas. The three panel members are:

Paul Broadbent
Chief Executive of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA)

Greg Marsh
Founder and Formerly Chair and Chief Executive of onefinestay

Diane Nicol
(Employment Lawyer)     Partner at Pinsent Masons law firm

 

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