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Sir Brendan Barber's response to Government's Good Work plan

Wednesday 07 February 2018

The Government has today announced a new Good Work Plan in response to the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices. Acas' statement on the announcement is included below.

Acas Chair, Sir Brendan Barber, said:

"We welcome the Government's new proposals to protect and improve workers' rights in response to the Taylor Review. Our submission to the Taylor Review revealed that many people who called the Acas Helpline were in a zero hours, agency or self-employed arrangement out of necessity rather than by choice with some people feeling taken advantage of and unfairly excluded from employment rights.

"Many people also called the Acas helpline for advice on their employment status following high profile tribunal decisions that certain individuals should be defined as workers and not as self-employed.

"We are happy to work with the Government to develop advice and guidance on any new changes to employment legislation, help improve transparency around existing workplace rights and encourage good practice."