Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices | Davis Blank Furniss Solicitors
Shiva Shadi, Partner and Head of Employment at Davis Blank Furniss

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.


Read what our clients have to say...

View All

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.

Ben Armitage

“Very approachable, practical solutions to problems, but most of all very responsive which I personally think is very important because if you need help, you need it quickly, or at least to know someone is looking at it for you”.

Joanne Rowe, Finance Director, Greater Manchester Chamber

“Always able to contact, very approachable, friendly and professional”

Nives Feely, JAM Recruitment

“I believe I have been able to establish a professional working relationship with everyone I have come into contact. Importantly, I sense the relationships which have been established give me the confidence that I can make contact with Davis Blank Furniss at any time and on any matter. I would also like to express my thanks to the very impressive “gatekeepers” who work in reception, not only for making me very welcome, but also for their professionalism”

Bill Pryke, CEO, Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

“Thank you for your efficient and friendly help throughout this process. We have had it easy but your approach has been part of that”.

Robert Amsbury (Conveyancing Client)

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for the ongoing support and assistance the firm has offered to our parents over the years. I hope also that we may be able to call on you if necessary in the future.”

Valerie Fisher (Probate Client)

“Jo always provides great service, understands our needs and delivers on her promises. Our needs are relatively simple but the complexity arises out of the volume of work and short time frames, Jo always delivers.”

Peter Fernandez, Corporate Director at Royal Bank of Scotland

“A big thank you to all who dealt with my wife’s claim… We would not hesitate to recommend Davis Blank Furniss to anyone that may be in a situation like we have been…”

Anon (Personal Injury client)

“Before putting my case in Kirsty (Morbey)’s capable hands I’ve met a couple of other solicitors. None of them listen to me as intently as Kirsty and showed me as much empathy and understanding as she did. Simultaneously she was able to look at my case from legal perspective, explain all the options and follow each of our meetings with written summary of the discussed matters (in timely manner). Her advice was invaluable and led me to successfully ending the case matter (hopeful for good). I’m forever grateful for he work and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for reliable, knowledgeable and committed solicitor”.

Anon (Family client)
5 star service

Our Manchester office is rated 5 stars on Google