These are some of the changes that are happening in April 2020 and the related resources that are available to you:
1. THE END OF SWEDISH DEROGATION / PAY BETWEEN ASSIGNMENT CONTRACTS
2. THE NEW KEY INFORMATION DOCUMENT REQUIREMENT
See our updated templates which include detailed guidance notes on the changes:
In light of these changes we have updated the following contracts too:
And to help members figure out what documents need to be given to agency workers and when to give them we have produced this handy new timeline document.
There are also a number of potential legislative changes that may come into practice from the Good Work Plan, we have highlighted things to watch out for in our below blog.
Further likely legislation includes a definition of umbrella companies, legislation to clarify and align employment and tax status, the right to request a more stable and predictable contract and recommendations to tackle ‘one-sided flexibility'.
The government has promised to work closely with business, employers and those representing them to implement the changes and we plan to represent the interests of our members to ensure that implementation of any legislation is fit for purpose.
The five principles of Good Work
Whilst Matthew Taylor recognised the value of flexible working, he was critical of “one-sided flexibility” in the labour market, where some businesses have transferred too much business risk to the individual agency or gig economy workers, sometimes at the detriment of their financial security and personal well-being.
But good, quality work means different things to different people. Some value flexibility, for others it's higher pay, or the opportunity to progress.
To reflect this, the government’s approach follows five principles.
You can read further details on what you need to know and the principles explained in our blog 'The Good Work Plan - here's what you need to know'.