What is the Taylor review?
The Government asked for a review into the working practices of the modern economy. Matthew Taylor took on the task, which includes gathering feedback from businesses and workers and analysing them to produce a list of several key findings and recommendations.
In this blog, we’ll highlight the main points, recommendations and findings gathered as part of the Taylor review.
Key points and recommendations
- The review recommended national strategy aimed at providing ‘good work for all.’ This includes ensuring good wages, proper education and training, quality working conditions and balanced work lives.
- Introduction of ‘dependent contractors.’ Taylor coined this term within the review which is reserved for those that work for platform based companies, including Lyft, Deliveroo and Uber. This helps separate them from truly self-employed workers.
- Development of the ‘national living wage.’ This was put in place to increase the earnings of the lowest earning workers. Taylor also clarified workers should not get stuck on this pay and should feel that they can progress further within the business to increase their earnings.
- Similarly, Taylor highlighted that all employees should feel like they have the ability and opportunities in place to strengthen their skills and widen future job prospects. Employees should be able to improve their skills through both formal and informal methods including on the job and off the job training.
The overall message coming from the Taylor review is that the UK in general, needs to take a more proactive stance towards workplace health in order to benefit all categories of employment including the workers and company themselves.
For more details and the full ‘Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices' click here.
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Posted: Mon 10 Jun 2019