News: Government launches Good Work Plan
February 2018: The government has introduced its ‘Good Work Plan’, created in response to the Taylor Review that was published last year by Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts. With 47% of the creative workers in the creative industries being self-employed, flexible workers will receive new rights under the reforms. Vulnerable workers will be entitled to sick and holiday pay and a list of day-one rights will be enforced for all workers. A new right to a payslip will also be available, including for casual and zero-hour workers. The government further plans to define ‘working time’ for flexible workers, so they know when they should be paid, and will take further action to ensure unpaid interns are not doing the job of a full-time employee.