The Taylor Review of work in the UK concludes that corporate governance and not regulation is the best way to improve employment prospects for Britain’s workers.
Deliveroo, one of the firms suggested by the Taylor Review where workers should become 'dependent contractors'. Photo: Kevin Jones, Flickr, CC0
Corporate governance and not regulation should be at the heart of improving the world of work for the UK's employees, according to an independent review commissioned by the government.
The much-anticipated Taylor Review recommends a new employment status—"dependent contractor"—for employees working for internet platforms such as Uber and Deliveroo, and recommends a national strategy to provide "good work for all".
But it adds: "The best way to achieve better work is not national regulation but responsible corporate governance, good management and strong employment relations within the organisation, which is why it is important that
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