Review to examine the impact of new working models on employment practices

Matthew Taylor RSA

Prime minister Theresa May has commissioned an independent review into the impact of new working models on employee rights and employment regulatory frameworks, exploring issues around areas such as pensions and pay.

The review, which will be led by Matthew Taylor (pictured), chief executive at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, will examine how employment regulations and the support provided to organisations and staff are keeping pace with changes in the labour market and economy.

One of the key areas to be addressed will be security, pay and rights, including the extent to which the rise of non-standard forms of employment may undermine policies such as the national living wage, maternity and paternity rights, pensions auto-enrolment, sick pay and holiday pay.

The review will also focus on progression and training, representation, opportunities for under-represented groups, new business models, and finding the appropriate balance of rights and responsibilities for these business models.