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U.K. government unveils reform plan for modern work practices

Paul Hodgson | December 19, 2018

The U.K. government has published a long-awaited package of legislation, regulation, and reforms called the “Good Work Plan,” which it says is “the biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years.” The legislation is the government’s response to “The Taylor Review,” a July 2017 assessment from Royal Society of Arts Chief Executive Matthew Taylor, which examined modern working practices and set out seven principles to address challenges facing the U.K. labour market.

Business Secretary Greg Clark unveiled the package of reforms on 17 December; and, according to the press release announcing the plan, it aims to ensure “workers can access fair and decent work” and give “businesses greater...

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