How does the Good Work Plan affect your Care Home?

Posted: 7th April 2020

The government has made changes to the Good Work Plan that came into effect on Monday 6th April 2020. New legislation aims to provide more protection for employees with flexible working arrangements, classed as ‘workers’. We’ve summarised everything your business needs to know below.

What is the Good Work Plan?

After a review of the UK’s modern working practices in 2017, a number of recommendations were made to the government. These recommendations form the basis of the ‘Good Work Plan’ and outline the changes being made to bring employee’s rights and employee law up to a modern standard.

What has changed?

Terms and conditions of employment

Employers must provide the terms and conditions of employment on day 1 for both employees AND workers. Within these terms, the employer must also include how long the job is expected to last, the hours and days their new joiner is expected to work, and whether these hours will vary. Employers must also outline eligibility for paid leave, family leave, sick leave and Statutory Sick Pay.
Alongside this, the organisation must state the notice required from employee and employer, details of any probationary period, remuneration, training entitlements and employee benefits.


Holiday pay entitlement

Companies are now required to calculate a worker’s holiday pay entitlement by averaging out their pay over the past 52 weeks. For workers with less than 52 weeks at the organisation, this reference period changes to the total number of weeks they’ve been employed at the organisation.


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ENS has been our sole agency provider for the past 8 years. During this time we have worked in partnership to establish an agency service that provides us with the assurance that ENS staff are flexible, highly trained and able to adapt to our working environment across all of our diverse services.
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Director of Human Resources and Training – large Housing and Support charity based in London

We needed to fill two last minute vacancies with high quality teachers.  With this brief, Julie from ENS did not disappoint.  One candidate was from Canada and Julie ensured that the move over went as smoothly as possible both for the teacher and the school. 
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Foyer Manager – Large Housing Association based in Southeast England