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Written by: Emily Kenneally, 07 February 2018

This week the government announced their 'Good Work Plan' – the major reforms they are proposing to zero hours contracts, to further protect workers rights in the UK. The government's ‘Good Work Plan’ will enforce holiday and sick pay and make it mandatory for employers to provide employees with full details of their employment rights as soon as they start work. This change could benefit millions of people employed in the UK, including nannies.

Key points to changes

  • A zero hours contract is when an employer does not guarantee the employee any hours of work and only offers work as it arises
  • Regardless of how many hours are offered, the employer must, by law, pay the National Minimum Wage. Check National Minimum Wage rates here 
  • The government’s new ‘Good Work Plan’ would ensure millions of workers have more employment rights from day-one with mandatory sick and holiday pay made by all employers
  • To find out more information on employment statuses and employment rights, take a look at the ACAS Employment Status Guide, or visit our Knowing Your Rights page
  • Keep updated on changes to zero hours contracts as they happen on the Nannytax blog, or by following Nannytax Facebook and Twitter pages



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