"We further welcome the fact that this report offers a clear differentiation between this group of workers and independent contractors who willingly choose to exchange traditional job security for flexibility and control", says Hurley.
In return for that flexibility, the workers do not receive the same benefits as full-time employees, such as the guaranteed minimum wage, sick pay, holiday entitlement and pension provision. Although Taylor initially stated he did not wish to burden businesses with extra costs, it is unclear how these rights would be extended without extra costs incurred.
The UK's review proposed a compromise: when "dependent contractors" are paid by the task rather than the hour, minimum wage rules could be applied on a "piece rate" basis.
"It raised the hope that work would once again pay and there would be no profit in exploitation".
Uber, which operates in a sector which thrives off self-employed people working simultaneously for different employers without fixed contracts, said its drivers already earned on average more than the living wage of 7.50 pounds ($9.68) an hour but it would go further.
For example, the review is not recommending that the government bans "zero-hour contracts" - a controversial form of employment that does not entitle the worker to a minimum number of working hours. At present the law prevents it from offering enhanced rights because it classifies its riders as self-employed.
While the union welcomed recommendations such as scrapping the long despised Swedish Derogation and the acceptance that the Gig Economy isn't working for workers, it challenged the Government to grasp the nettle and tackle the whole of the precarious economy.
Last night Jeremy Corbyn described cash-in-hand payments as "obviously wrong", and called for them to be "phased out". The review thus suggests that such fees be paid through trackable platforms such as credit cards or PayPal. This means they don't have the same rights as regular employees, but neither are they bound to working set hours. The first step states that the "national strategy should be explicitly directed toward the goal of good work for all".
Employers are also now incentivised to use flexible workers as they are then able to avoid paying Employer's National Insurance Contribution, at 13.8%, which the Taylor report called "the £60bn elephant in the room".
"Drivers using Uber made average fares of £15 per hour previous year after our service fee and, even after costs, the average driver took home well over the National Living Wage".
"It's important to distinguish between the various types of self-employment, as well as what is not".
Making the rounds Tuesday was the 115-page review that examined labor practices in the world's fifth-largest economy.
In a move likely to anger honest taxpaying workers, it called on ministers to move towards a "cashless" society to encourage "the right choices".
We will issue a full update on the recommendations once the Taylor report has been published.
"In the end, that has to be decided by the courts, but we're arguing for new legislation and I think the implication of what we are saying is pretty clearly that we support the direction that the courts are going in".
In 2012, HMRC made 591 requests to foreign governments.