The ‘Good Work Plan’ Phase Two – Protecting Vulnerable Workers

<p>Following Matthew Taylor's 2017 <a href=”https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/627671/good-work-taylor-review-modern-working-practices-rg.pdf” target=”_blank”>independent review on modern working practices, entitled 'Good Work'</a>, in February 2018 the <a href=”https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-response-to-the-taylor-review-of-modern-working-practices” target=”_blank”>Government published its response</a> and launched consultations on how best to implement many of the review's recommendations.</p>

<p>The Government has now announced phase two of the Good Work Plan, which focuses on protecting vulnerable workers. It includes proposals to:</p>

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<li>give workers enhanced rights to tackle unscrupulous employers who do not comply with the law; and</li>
<li>create a single labour market enforcement body, with powers to enforce minimum wage regulations, including ensuring agency workers are not underpaid, and the law relating to workers' entitlement to holiday pay.</li>
</ul>

<p>Business Secretary Greg Clark also confirmed that Matthew Taylor has been appointed as the interim Director of Labour Market Enforcement.</p>

<p>A <a href=”https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/good-work-plan-establishing-a-new-single-enforcement-body-for-employment-rights” target=”_blank”>consultation on the latest proposals</a> has been launched. This closes at 11:45pm on 6 October 2019.</p>