Consultations- Closed

Summaries of consultations on legislative change.

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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

The Government is seeking views on proposals to give employees who are carers one week of leave to care for a family member or other dependant with health needs.

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

Consultation on proposals to support families

Updated to include a reference to the government's response to the consultation on neonatal leave and pay.

29 November 2019

Call for evidence on the UK's future immigration system and potential salary thresholds

The Government invites views and evidence to inform the Migration Advisory Committee's review of the UK's future immigration system and potential salary thresholds.

5 November 2019

Consultation on measures to address one-sided flexibility

The Government consults on proposals to address the issue of "one-sided flexibility" in flexible working practices.

11 October 2019

Consultation on proposals to reduce ill-health-related job loss

The Government consults on proposals to support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions to remain in work.

7 October 2019

Consultation on establishing a new single enforcement body for employment rights

The Government consults on the case for a new single labour market enforcement body, as part of its commitment under the Good work plan to extend state enforcement of workers' rights.

6 October 2019

Consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace

The Government consults on measures to improve protection from sexual harassment at work.

2 October 2019

Consultation on transparency in supply chains

The Government consults on measures to increase compliance with the legislation on transparency in supply chains and improve the quality of the information reported.

17 September 2019

Call for evidence on fire safety regulation in workplaces

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

31 July 2019

Consultation on implementation of £95,000 cap on exit payments for public-sector workers

Updated to include a reference to the government's response to the consultation on public-sector exit payments.

3 July 2019

Call for evidence on violence and abuse towards shop staff

The Government launches a call for evidence on violence and abuse towards staff working in retail.

28 June 2019

Low Pay Commission consults on national minimum wage

Updated to include a reference to the response to the consultation via the Low Pay Commission's 2019 report on the national minimum wage.

7 June 2019

Consultation on off-payroll working rules (IR35) for the private sector from April 2020

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

28 May 2019

Consultation on confidentiality clauses

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

29 April 2019

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