The government consultation on employment classification and control: a response

Alexander Wood, Mark Graham

Research output: Other contribution


The UK government is currently undertaking a consultation on employment status. One element under consideration is what ‘control’ means in the contemporary labour market and to what degree it is relevant for determining a worker’s entitlement to labour rights. This distinction is especially important because most firms in the ‘gig economy’ tend not to classify workers as employees: thus leaving workers without any entitlement to labour rights. The current consultation follows a suggestion by the government’s independent review of modern working practices that greater emphasis should be placed on control when determining worker status (Taylor et al. 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Typeconsultation response
Media of outputtext
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2018

Bibliographical note

Submission for UK Government consultation on employment classification.


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