Under the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 when do the standard information and consultation provisions apply?
The standard or fallback information and consultation provisions apply only where the employer is under a duty to initiate negotiations for an information and consultation agreement and fails to do so, or if negotiations have been entered into but have not led to an agreement. In the former case the standard provisions apply automatically six months after a valid employee request is made. In the latter case the employer has a further six months from the end of the initial negotiation period before the standard provisions apply. In either case if information and consultation representatives are elected prior to the expiry of the relevant six-month time limit the standard provisions will apply from the date they are elected.