Thursday, 13th July 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely conference will consider options for policy reform in employment rights and practices to keep pace with the rapidly changing nature of work, emerging business trends and policy priorities.
It comes as Matthew Taylor conducts an independent review on Employment practices in the Modern Economy, on behalf of Government. Discussion will also be informed by the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiries on Self-employment and the gig economy and on The future world of work and rights of workers.
Delegates will discuss how to improve employment protection for temporary workers, the self-employed and those working in the Gig economy, while maintaining flexibility and independence, as well as further issues surrounding pensions, trade union representation, holiday pay, and taxation in light of the debate around National Insurance Contributions, which followed the Budget.
Further sessions will also consider the further steps that can be taken by Government to ensure that such workers have access to development and educational opportunities to advance in their careers, move into higher-paying work or to progress with their own small businesses.
The conference will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders including representatives of businesses and trade unions, employment lawyers, charities and campaign groups, adult education providers, universities and others with an interest in these important issues.