New payslip rules come into force
Nearly 300,000 workers will also receive a payslip for the first time, including those on casual and zero-hours contracts.
The changes form part of a package of reforms – known as the ‘Good Work Plan’ – which the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said is the government’s largest upgrade to worker’s rights in a generation.
Under the reforms, up to 120,000 agency workers will also benefit from the scrapping of the ‘Swedish Derogation’ – an end to the legal loophole which enables some firms to pay agency workers less than permanent staff.
New agency workers will also receive a key facts page before signing up with an agency, which will provide clarity around their pay