Yet Another Government Review “Future of Work”

Despite countless previous reviews pending and an agreed ‘Good Work Plan’ awaiting implementation, yet another review into “future of work” has been commissioned by the Prime Minister.  Matt Warman MP has been to lead a review into how the government can best support a thriving future UK labour market. According to the government’s press release, […]

Employment Bill Is Unlikely To Go Ahead

There are rumours that the much anticipated Employment Bill will likely be excluded from the Queen’s speech in May 2022, as indicated by an official government source.  This is the latest development in a long line of delays and broken promises on the planned legislation that would have particularly benefited gig workers and umbrella employees. […]

Another Call for Umbrella Regulation – So What?

It seems that hardly a week goes by without someone calling for the umbrella sector to be regulated, so it is no surprise to find another one hitting the headlines today.  This time it has the official backing of Matthew Taylor and the TUC, so what else is different? This time it is not just […]

No Director of Labour Market Enforcement, No Problem?

In a surprising move, Matthew Taylor, Interim Director of Labour Market Enforcement at BEIS has not had his contract renewed despite there being no successor in place when his term ended on 31 January 2021.  This is very concerning given that so many people are being exploited right now in the labour market, either by […]