Following Matthew Taylor’s 2017 independent review on modern working practices, entitled ‘Good Work’, in February 2018 the Government published its response and launched consultations on how best to implement many of the review’s recommendations.
The Government has now announced phase two of the Good Work Plan, which focuses on protecting vulnerable workers. It includes proposals to:
- give workers enhanced rights to tackle unscrupulous employers who do not comply with the law; and
- create a single labour market enforcement body, with powers to enforce minimum wage regulations, including ensuring agency workers are not underpaid, and the law relating to workers’ entitlement to holiday pay.
Business Secretary Greg Clark also confirmed that Matthew Taylor has been appointed as the interim Director of Labour Market Enforcement.
A consultation on the latest proposals has been launched. This closes at 11:45pm on 6 October 2019.