Effective enforcement of employment rights has been a key challenge for the UK in recent decades. The critical nature of this challenge has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic – as employers battle with a host of employment relation issues such as furloughing and workplace safety, employment rights could become an unintended casualty. Thousands of workers may find themselves in vulnerable positions with a recession and expected redundancies looming.

Following on from the recommendations of the Taylor Review, and drawing from the input of expert stakeholders including employers and trade unions, this report considers what would be a more progressive approach to employment right enforcement in the UK – one that would support efforts to boost the quality of work and productivity, while safeguarding jobs and protecting the future workforce. Our report is published as we await the UK Government's response to its consultation on establishing a new single enforcement body for employment rights.

Download the report below

Revamping labour market enforcement in the UK

Download the report
PDF document 457.3 KB

More on this topic

Thought leadership
UK employment law round-up: July 2024

Monthly round-up of changes in employment law in the UK

Employment law
Religion and belief discrimination: UK employment law

Explore our collection of resources around legal issues relating to religion and belief discrimination in the workplace, including philosophical beliefs

For Members

More reports

CIPD Good Work Index: Northern Ireland

A Northern Ireland summary of the CIPD Good Work Index 2024 survey report

CIPD Good Work Index: Wales

A Wales summary of the CIPD Good Work Index 2024 survey report

Working Lives Scotland

Dedicated analysis of job quality and its impact on working lives in Scotland

CIPD Good Work Index: North of England

A North of England summary of the CIPD Good Work Index 2024 survey report

See all reports