Consultation on Certification Officer's levy on trade unions

Close date: 26 October 2017

The Government consults on the levy to be introduced on trade unions and employers' associations for the purpose of recovering the cost of the Certification Officer's regulatory functions in relation to these organisations, as part of its programme of reforms introduced by the Trade Union Act 2016. In particular, it seeks views on:

  • what functions carried out by the Certification Officer should be included when determining the amount of the levy; and
  • the options for assessing the amount to be levied, including based on a flat rate, type of organisation or membership size.

Consultation document: Consultation on the Certification Officer's levy