Taylor to be quizzed by two government committees

Matthew Taylor is to appear before two Parliamentary Select Committees following this summer’s publication of his review into modern working practices.

He will be called before both the Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committees next month.

Taylor, the head of the Royal Society of Arts and a former adviser to ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair, was first asked to conduct his review in November 2016, reporting his findings in July.

In a statement, released this morning, government revealed the DWP Select Committee and BEIS Select Committee will be holding a joint hearing with Taylor on the morning of Wednesday 11 October. The committees will question Taylor on his report, including how the government should act to ensure rights and fair pay for gig economy workers.

According to government’s statement, the parliamentary session will build on related work of the previous BEIS Committee’s inquiry into the 'Future World of Work and the Rights of Workers', and the previous 'Work & Pensions Committee report and inquiry into Self-Employment and the Gig Economy'.

The government anticipates the committees will cover areas including employment status, support for the self-employed, flexibility for workers and employers, National Insurance Contributions, and welfare state entitlements for the self-employed and the role and impact of enforcement of existing employment laws. 

Ahead of the government’s formal response to the Taylor Review, the committees will also consider what legislative and other changes could be made to secure the rights of workers and a flexible economy.

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