The independent review of modern working practices headed up by Matthew Taylor was published in July 2017. It proposed a number of recommendations on the issues arising from the growth of the “gig economy” – including agency workers. The government responded early in 2018 with ‘The Good Work Plan’ and launched several consultations on how to best implement some of the recommendations set out in the report.
Many of these proposed changes will place a greater administrative burden and compliance risk on employment agencies and end hirers contracting directly with contractors. These include: