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Acas response to the Government's consultation on single enforcement body for employment rights

Tuesday 16 July 2019

The Government has launched a consultation on proposals to create a new single enforcement body for employment rights that aims to protect vulnerable workers from being exploited. The Business Secretary has also announced that Matthew Taylor has been appointed the new Director of Labour Market Enforcement. Acas' response is included below:

Acas Chief Executive, Susan Clews, said:

"There's a recognition by the Government that most businesses are following the law on workplace rights but that more needs to be done to help protect the most vulnerable from being exploited.

"Vulnerable workers are entitled to be treated fairly at work in accordance with the law. A strong enforcement arrangement can help ensure this happens by dealing with any abuse of these rights.

"We look forward to working with Matthew Taylor in his new role and the opportunity to offer our feedback to the Government's consultation."