Government’s employment practices reviewer outlines seven principles determining “good quality work for all”
The Prime Minister’s independent reviewer on modern employment practices, Matthew Taylor, has published his seven principles to achieve “good quality work for all”. In a central London speech given alongside the Prime Minister and Business Secretary Greg Clark, Taylor (CEO of the Royal Society of Arts) set out his blueprint for a UK economy that truly works for everyone, creating more skilled and well-paid jobs to boost both earning power and productivity.
Taylor, who was commissioned by the Prime Minister last year to carry out this review, has called for a “fresh look” to be taken at employment laws in order to make it easier for workers to understand and access their rights.
“Our national performance on the quantity of work is strong,” stated Taylor, “but quantity alone is not enough for a thriving economy and a fair society. We believe now is the time to complement that commitment to creating jobs with the goal of creating better jobs.”
The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices calls on the Government to adopt the ambition that all work should be fair and decent with scope for fulfilment and development.
“Despite the impact of the National Living Wage and tax credits, there will always be people who are in work, but finding it hard to make ends meet,” added Taylor. “Our social contract with those people should include dignity at work and the realistic scope to progress in the labour market.”