News: Government response to Taylor Review
In July 2017, Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices was published looking into what it means to be a good employer in the modern economy.
The Living Wage Foundation made a submission to the review, highlighting our contribution to good employment practices and giving an overview of how fair working practices including the real Living Wage are good for people, society, and business and a critical component of what it means to be a good employer in the 21st century.
Today the Government has published its response to the Taylor Review, making recommendations for a higher minimum wage for workers on zero hour contracts, and stricter enforcement of holiday and sick pay rights.
Director of the Living Wage Foundation, Katherine Chapman said:
"We welcome today’s announcements to review a higher minimum wage for workers on zero hours contracts and stricter enforcement of holiday and sick pay rights - it’s a step in the right direction for gig economy workers who will benefit from more secure and stable employment.
Our 3900 Living Wage employers have long known the benefits of fair pay and business practices for those at the lower end of the pay scale, regardless of contract type – and it’s good for businesses as companies reap the rewards of lower staff turnover and a more motivated workforce.
With living costs continuing to rise, we would encourage employers to go even further and ensure that all employees, regardless of the type of employment they're in, are able to earn a real Living Wage that meets the cost of living."