Taylor Review of Employment Practices

The Taylor Review recommends changes to employment practices to provide more employment security and working conditions, particularly those working in the ‘gig’ economy.

The review recommended the creation of a new category of worker known as a dependent contractor. This would provide additional rights and benefits to those who are currently classed as self-employed, but who work for businesses that have a controlling and supervisory relationship with the worker. These benefits would include sickness and holiday pay and the minimum wage. The business would also have to pay national insurance contributions for these workers.