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Government Changes to Gig Worker Rights

12 Feb 2018

The recent response of the government to the recently released Taylor Report could mean big changes for students doing part time work in the "gig economy".


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The Taylor Report puts forward a vision for a "fair and decent" working life for self employed workers or "dependent contractors" so that they can be eligible for worker rights even though they are not classified in the same way as employees. The government response called "Good Work" sets out 7 steps that they intend to take to achieve this ambition:

1. Good work for all
2. Clarity in the gig economy
3. Fairer flexibility
4. The ability to progress
5. A healthy workplace
6. Good management
7. Sectoral approaches

Read the full "Good Work" report here.


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