Our Employment law partner, Richard Thomas, was featured in The Lawyer Monthly's summary of the recent Taylor Review - and whether it's good or bad for workers. Click below to read Richard's full thoughts.
If implemented in full the recommendations within the proposals could require ‘Gig Economy’ companies such as Uber and Deliveroo to pay all their workers Sick Pay and Holiday Pay and also be responsible for paying National Insurance in respect of these workers. However, it should be noted that the political situation has changed since Matthew Taylor was asked by Theresa May to conduct his review. Since then we've had a General Election in which the Prime Minister lost her majority. Recommended changes would require new legislation: this would then allow the Labour Party to table amendments to such legislation to provide even stronger rights for employees and workers. The question is whether there will be any appetite within the Government to bring forward any legislation in this area. If it does then we may see some key changes quite soon.