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GMB Comments Ahead Of Taylor Review

Monday, July 10, 2017

 

Current employment laws and our tax and national insurance structures are sufficient - the issue is one of enforcement.

GMB, the union for people gig economy workers, commented ahead of the publication of Taylor review which has emerged today. [1]

The review by Matthew Taylor, the head of the Royal Society of Arts, into the rapidly changing world of work is due to be published tomorrow.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:

“If the Taylor review does indeed call for a radical overhaul of employment law, the recommendations that are leaking out seem to miss the point.

“What we've seen so far is tinkering around the edges and creating more loopholes employers will inevitably exploit.

“Current employment laws and our tax and national insurance structures are sufficient - the issue has been one of enforcement, or lack of it.

“Unscrupulous employers are ignoring the rights which workers already have and are not paying their fair share of taxes.

“Any report worth its salt on the modern world of work absolutely has to tackle the use of agency and precarious work as a business model - thousands of people work in perpetual insecurity while vastly profitable companies can make even more in profit while refusing to pay the taxes they owe all of us.

"That's simply not right.

“Anything short of a wholesale crackdown of exploitation of working people, and avoiding tax, in the name of creating a modern world of work is unacceptable and will be seen by working people as a smoke screen for the status quo while bosses carry on as normal.”

ENDS

Contact: Maria Ludkin on 07956 632657 otr GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors:

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40550864

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