Excellent experience start to finish – always very responsive to any queries and the turnaround on the property I was buying was very quick, even in the busy time leading up to stamp duty deadline. Jenny was always very helpful and went above and beyond to close on a short timescale.
The Taylor Review was published this month. The proposals include: –
- Keeping the distinction between employers and workers and naming workers “dependent contractors”.
- Definitions to be implemented for employees and workers.
- Removing the requirement for workers to have a contract to preform work personally.
- Treating workers treated as “employed” for the purposes of their tax status.
- Extending the right to a written statement of terms to workers as well as employees.
- Requirement for written statement to be given from the outset of employment.
- Written statements to include a description of statutory rights.
- A standalone compensation for failure to provide written statements.
- Increasing in the rate of national minimum wage for hours that are not guaranteed.
- Preservation of continuity of employment, where the gap is less than 1 month rather than 1 week.
- Increasing the reference period for calculating holiday pay in cases where pay is variable from 12 week to 52 weeks.
- Agency workers to have a right to require a direct contract after 12 months on an assignment.
- Zero hours contractors to have the right to request guaranteed hours after 12 months.
- Allowing flexible working requests to cover temporary as well as permanent changes to contracts.
- Providing SSP to all workers.
- Individuals to have the right to return to work following long term sickness absence.
- Whilst the above are some of the recommendations, they will not all be easy to implement. It will be a matter of waiting to see how the proposals are received by the Government and the extent to which they are implemented.