Consultations- Closed

Summaries of consultations on legislative change.

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Closed Consultations Closed Date

Consultation on reforms to right to request flexible working

The Government consults on reforms to the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 to reflect changing attitudes to flexible working.

1 December 2021

Consultation on reforms to UK data protection laws

The Government consults on wide-ranging reforms to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (retained from EU Regulation 2016/679 EU) and Data Protection Act 2018.

19 November 2021

Consultation on COVID-19 vaccination requirement for frontline health staff

The Government consults on proposals to extend the statutory requirement for those deployed in care homes in England to be vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19) to other health and care settings.

22 October 2021

Low Pay Commission consults on national minimum wage

The Low Pay Commission seeks evidence on the national living wage and the national minimum wage, to help inform its recommendations to the Government on rates to apply from 2022.

18 June 2021

Consultation on flexi-job apprenticeships

The Government consults on its vision and proposed framework for new flexi-job apprenticeship schemes in sectors where short-term work is normal.

1 June 2021

Consultation on COVID-19 vaccination requirement for staff in older adult care homes

The Government consults on proposals to require older adult care home providers to deploy only those workers who have received their coronavirus vaccination.

21 May 2021

Consultation on implementing the increase to the normal minimum pension age to 57 years

The Government consults on the implementation of the rise in the normal minimum pension age to 57 and protections for pension scheme members.

22 April 2021

Consultation on measures to reform non-compete clauses

The Government consults on restricting the use of non-competition, restrictive covenants, to foster business innovation.

26 February 2021

Consultation on extending the ban on exclusivity clauses

The Government consults on extending the ban on exclusivity clauses in contracts of employment.

26 February 2021

Call for evidence on ethnic disparities and inequality

The Government launches a call for evidence on ethnic disparities and inequality.

30 November 2020

Call for evidence on barriers to progression at work

The Government launches a call for evidence on the barriers to progression at work, particularly for certain types of workers.

20 November 2020

Consultation on reforming local government exit pay

The Government consults on the impact of reforms on exit pay for local government workers.

9 November 2020

Consultation on reforms to fire safety rules

The Government consults on wide-ranging reforms to fire safety rules for buildings in England. This includes proposals to amend the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which sets out fire safety rules for non-domestic premises, including workplaces.

12 October 2020

Consultation on supporting veterans' transition to civilian life through employment

The Government consults on its proposals to introduce a 12-month national insurance contributions relief scheme for employers of veterans.

5 October 2020

Call for evidence on tackling disguised remuneration tax avoidance

The Government launches a call for evidence on tackling disguised remuneration tax avoidance schemes.

30 September 2020

Call for evidence on workplace support for those affected by domestic abuse

Updated to include a reference to the Government's response to the consultation.

9 September 2020

Call for evidence on the shortage occupation list

The Government calls for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee in relation to the inclusion of medium-skilled migrant workers on the UK shortage occupation list.

24 June 2020

Consultation on carer's leave

Updated to include a reference to the Government's response to the consultation.

8 June 2020

Low Pay Commission consults on national minimum wage

The Low Pay Commission consults on the national minimum wage to assist it in compiling its report for the Government on future upratings of the national minimum wage.

4 June 2020

Consultation on the technical detail of draft legislation for IR35 for the private sector

The Government consults on draft legislation dealing with detailed measures in relation to the off-payroll working rules.

19 February 2020

Call for evidence on labour market enforcement strategy for 2020/21

The Government requests evidence to inform the Director of Labour Market Enforcement's strategy for 2020/2021.

24 January 2020

Consultation on simplifying annual benefit statements for workplace pensions

Updated to include a reference to the Government's response to the consultation on simplifying annual pension benefit statements.

20 December 2019

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