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Conditions of Employment

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 8838, tabled on 5 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of whether all employees should have rights to parental leave, holiday pay, full sick pay and guaranteed hours.

Answered on

11 September 2017

I made an oral statement to the House on 11 July 2017 to announce the publication of the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

The Review looked at ways to ensure that the regulatory framework surrounding employment, and the support Government provides to businesses and workers, was keeping pace with changes in the labour market and the economy.

The report is comprehensive and detailed and will require detailed, careful thought and further consultation. It is important that we take action where we need to.

This Government will give the report the careful consideration it deserves and will respond in full later this year.