New legislation to upgrade workers’ rights has been announced in what the Government hailed as the biggest package of reforms for over 20 years.

The plans were set out in the Good Work Plan, published on 17 December 2018, the Government’s response to Matthew Taylor’s report, Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, published in 2017, which argued that all work in the UK economy should be “fair and decent”.

Reforms include that all employees will be able to request a statement outlining their rights from their first day of work, while agency workers will have to be paid the same as permanent staff.

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