July 17, 2017
The Taylor Report was commissioned to look into the rights of those members of the workforce who are not “employees” in the traditional sense, including agency workers, self-employed contractors and those whose employment status is open to dispute.
The Government has now agreed to take up some of the recommendations made in the report, including:
However, there have been no proposals for dealing with the widespread uncertainty surrounding the definitions of self-employment and worker or employee status. The Taylor Report recommended that Parliament should produce new legislation to clear up this uncertainty, but the Government has instead launched a new consultation on how the law in this area could be improved.
This is likely to be a lengthy process and will mean that it will be several years before we see any changes in the law. This will mean that the issue of employment status will continue to be the subject of Employment Tribunal litigation in the meantime.
If you would like more information on this or a related topic, please contact the Employment and HR team.
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