Commissioned in November 2016, the Taylor Review has been 20 months in the making. Its 115-page report, called ‘Good Work’, was published last week. Written in a very readable style, it proposes wide-ranging changes to employment law and practice in the UK.

The proposals by Royal Society of Arts chief executive Matthew Taylor and his team are aimed primarily at ensuring that Britain keeps pace with the gig economy, but a significant fringe benefit would be to bring the self-employed, whether high-earning consultants or casual independent workers, firmly within the country’s tax and national insurance system.


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