The Work and Pensions Committee and the BEIS Committee have published a joint report which reflects on the Taylor Review and sets out how they believe the employment framework should be amended to reflect and support the modern world of work.
The Prime Minister spotlighted the burning injustice a growing number of British citizens experience at work as she stood on the steps of Downing Street for the first time after he election:
"If you are from an ordinary working-class family, life is much harder than many people in Westminster realise. You have a job but you don't always have job security. I know you're working around the clock, I know you are doing your best, and I know that sometimes life can be a struggle. The Government I lead will be driven not by the interests of a privileged few, but by yours. We will do everything we can to give you more control over your lives...when we pass new laws we'll listen not to the mighty but to you".
The Prime Minister's speech reflected concerns that changes in the world of work, while contributing to Britain's prosperity, have also driven the growth of a vulnerable workforce.