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The Government has published its Good Work Plan. The Plan sets out the Government's vision for the future of the UK labour market, as well as how intends to implement the recommendations arising from the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

For further information on the detail of the Government's Good Work Plan, please refer to our recent newsflash 'Future of Work - Government publishes Good Work Plan'.

The government has laid down the following statutory instruments:

The Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These come into force on 6 April 2020 and provide that the written statement of employment particulars must be given from day one of employment. It also changes the rules for calculating a week's pay for holiday pay purposes, increasing the reference period for variable pay from 12 week to 52 weeks.

The Agency Workers (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These come into force on 6 April 2020 and abolish the Swedish Derogation for agency workers.

The Employment Rights (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

These extend the right to a written statement to workers (previously just employees) from 6 April 2020; increase penalties for aggravated breaches of a worker's employment rights from 6 April 2019; and lower the percentage required (from 10% to 2% of the total number of employees employed by the employer) for a valid employee request for the employer to negotiate an agreement on informing and consulting its employees from 6 April 2020.

This article is taken from HR Law - January 2019.