In October 2016 the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive of the Royal Society of the Arts) to conduct an independent review into modern working practices, focused on assessing how employment practices might need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models. In July 2017 the Review of Modern Working Practices (the review) was published, which included 53 recommendations (click here for the full published review).

The review considered a range of issues, including the implications of new forms of work, the rise of digital platforms and the impact of new working methods on employee rights, responsibilities, freedoms and obligations. The review noted that the UK labour-market is characterised by flexibility, meaning that individuals and businesses are free to agree terms and conditions that suit them best. It highlighted the benefits of this model, with the UK being in a position of overall strength. Employment levels and rates are at historic highs and comparatively we perform well internationally.

Omnia is aware that the government are proposing to implement the majority of the recommendations from Matthew Taylor’s review and we are working with clients to help make the changes as seamless as possible, if you want more information about how it affects your business or just want to keep up to date contact us at info@omniaoutsourcing.com or join our regular newsletters here.