A band aid on a gaping wound: Taylor and modern working practices

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When charged with the task of commenting on the Taylor Review, it is tempting to dive straight into an evaluation of its detailed treatment of the platform/gig economy, its consideration of worker/ employee status, definitional issues associated with control/dependence (Wood and Graham, 2018) and the merits of its recommendations in relation to these. Although undoubtedly important, focus on these largely technical and legalistic considerations should not occlude reflection on the origins, contexts, assumptions and the purported wider purposes of the review.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
Issue number2
Early online date11 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2019


  • Taylor Review
  • employment
  • working practices
  • gig economy
  • employment rights


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