‘Deafening silence’: UK government blasted over delays to employment reforms

Exclusive: ex-Whitehall tsar questions Tories’ desire to safeguard workers’ rights amid legislation delays

The government has been accused of dragging its heels on promised reforms to zero-hours contracts and the gig economy as legislation to protect workers faces serious delays.

New legislation intended to bolster protections for Britain’s most vulnerable workers will not be ready until the end of the year at the earliest, raising fresh questions about the government’s promise to protect workers’ rights after Brexit.

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