UK govt outlines reforms for gig economy workers’ rights

Feb 12, 2018 ·

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The UK government has outlined a package of reforms in response to the changing working patterns driven by the emergence and rise of gig economy businesses such as Deliveroo and Uber.

In its ‘Good Work: A response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices’ report, the government said "millions" of workers in the UK will get new day-one rights, as well as enjoying improved enforcement of rights over sick and holiday pay.

Commenting on the findings, UK PM Theresa May, said: "We recognise the world of work is changing and we have to make sure we have the right structures in place to reflect those changes, enhancing the UK’s position as one of the best places in the world to do business.

"We are proud to have record levels of employment in this country but we must also ensure that workers’ rights are always upheld. Our response to this report will mean tangible progress towards that goal as we build an economy that works for everyone."

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