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Acas Chair Sir Brendan Barber's response to the Matthew Taylor Report

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Acas Chair, Sir Brendan Barber, said:

"We welcome the Matthew Taylor report's focus on good quality work.

"Our submission to the Taylor review revealed that many Acas Helpline callers were in a zero hours, agency or self-employed arrangement out of necessity rather than by choice. Whilst these types of working relationships can offer flexibility, it is clear that there can be a lot of confusion around employment status and the rights within them.

"The review has raised the profile of the debate around the importance of good employment practices in these non-standard working arrangements and we look forward to seeing the Government's response to the report's recommendations."