Whilst in these areas of employment matters, there are always likely to be reactions at each extreme of the spectrum, it's reassuring to see that the importance of flexibility for both businesses and workers is being more widely recognised as a positive change.
As is often the case with legislation, how do you protect against the proportionally few businesses or individuals who will undoubtedly look to exploit it?
As the IoD is quoted, it's all about finding the right balance... It's important this shift in workers' desires to have more flexibility is embraced, as it's also good for employers (or rather 'businesses'!)....
Trade unions have slammed a review into the gig economy and changing working practices across the UK. Unite, the country's largest union said Tueasday's report "spectacularly failed to deliver" on its promise to tackle the problem of insecure work, while the GMB described it as a "disappointing missed opportunity". Business groups delivered a mixed reaction to the long-awaited Taylor review, with the Institute of Directors saying it "strikes the right balance".