Government right to focus on raising the quality and quantity of work in Britain today

Published on Jobs, Skills and Pay

Commenting on the government’s reforms to the workplace announced today (Monday), which build on the recommendations of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, Lindsay Judge, Senior Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation said: 

“With Britain seeing record employment levels the government is right to focus on raising the quality as well as quantity of work.

“These welcome proposals will boost pay for some agency workers and rightly focus on the need for better enforcement to police the rules of our labour market. This new approach to enforcement will need to be properly funded if it is to significantly reduce exploitation in the workplace. Further steps will also be needed to address problematic use of zero hour contracts.

“On the gig economy, court cases are likely to continue for years to come because clarifying employment status rules is much easier to commit to than to deliver in practice.”