According to a recent government report, the UK will become one of the first countries to address the challenges of the changing world of work in the modern economy.
The ‘Good Work’ plan is a response to the Taylor Review published last year, which investigated what impact modern working practices are having on the world of work. The review found that the strength of the UK’s labour market is built on flexibility but that a clearer focus is needed on quality of work as well as the quantity of jobs.
Prime Minister, Theresa May, commented, “We recognise the world of work is changing and we have to make sure we have the right structures in place to reflect those changes, enhancing the UK’s position as one of the best places in the world to do business.
“We are proud to have record levels of employment in this country but we must also ensure that workers’ rights are always upheld.
“Our response to this report will mean tangible progress towards that goal as we build an economy that works for everyone.”
However, the LITRG have highlighted the huge amount of work that will need to be done in order to implement the recommendations and deliver the plan set out by the government
This will require Government departments to work together, which is why the LITRG have called for a person or body to be appointed to co-ordinate and oversee the implementation of the plan.
LITRG Chair Anne Fairpo, explains, “The ‘Good Work’ plan requires a lot of elements to come together. Government will obviously be delegating to various departments to achieve the objectives here, including, BEIS, HMRC, DWP, Courts Service, GDS, the list goes on. However, in our experience, the more Government departments are involved, the greater the effort required to put together a coherent policy or plan and ensure delivery is effective.