20 November 2017

  |  CBI Press Team

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'Businesses believe we must have both flexibility and fairness in our jobs market'

Two Parliamentary committees have published a draft Bill on the future of the gig economy.

'Businesses believe we must have both flexibility and fairness in our jobs market'

Neil Carberry, CBI Managing Director for People and Infrastructure, said:

“Businesses believe we must have both flexibility and fairness in our jobs market, delivering good working conditions for all. The CBI and its members are ready to step up to deliver this, and will welcome ideas like a clearer statement of terms and conditions for all workers.

“But many of the proposals in this report – such as on agency workers and employment status - will be a concern for firms all over the country. Based on a very limited review of the evidence, the Committees have brought forward proposals that close off flexibility for firms to grow and create jobs, when the issues that have been raised can be addressed by more effective enforcement action and more targeted changes to the law.

“The Taylor Review report offered an insightful picture on the challenges we must face together to improve our labour market – but the solutions to address this must be developed with businesses, and designed to ensure that those who enjoy working in flexible ways do not have opportunities closed off to them.”