21st century workforce

The 21st century workforce

The workplace is changing. Agile working, family friendly working, zero hours contracts, the gig economy – all new but are now familiar concepts. In light of the Taylor Review, released 11 July 2017, and the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees, it is critical that businesses understand the implications for them and their workforce.

In the coming months we will be keeping you informed and running update events concerning key changes to legislation and regulation to ensure that you remain compliant and can implement changes to your workforce structure as required.

Key areas we’ll be examining will be the new definition of 'dependent contractor', whether the proposed changes to National Minimum Wage (NMW) will achieve the desired effect and whether aligning the tests for employment rights and tax is an opportunity not to be missed.

Brexit Britain

A good working plan ready in time for Brexit Britain?

The Government’s response to the Taylor Review was published in February 2018 and, whilst it was welcomed by the report's author, there seems a long way to go before real change is effected and the timing of such change may collide with Brexit activity.

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Government responds to the Taylor Review

The Government’s much-anticipated response to the Taylor review of modern working practices has been published. The response has been welcomed by the report's author as ‘making a difference to vulnerable workers’ although ‘much more to be done’ is his more apt comment.

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The impact of the Taylor Review – what can you do now?

The government is considering its response to the recommendations in Matthew Taylor’s review. Download our PDF below for a summary of the recommendations and what you can do now to prepare for changes to come.

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The Taylor Review

The Taylor Review proposes clarity on employment rights status and radical reforms to the tax system

The Taylor Review on modern working practices and the gig economy has been published. We discuss the highlights and what impact its recommendations are likely to have.  
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Regular voluntary overtime counts for holiday pay

Following an EAT judgment this week, voluntary overtime is now to be taken into consideration when calculating holiday pay. This continues to provide challenge and cost for business.
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The gig economy isn’t holding back and the middle market shouldn’t either

The gig economy isn’t holding back and the middle market shouldn’t either

Theresa May, launched a government review into working practices in the modern economy in the UK, otherwise known as the ‘gig economy’. There has been a rise of short-term contracts and flexible working and as a result, the Taylor Review called for work in the UK economy to be equal for all employees, whether in the gig economy or not. 
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