Labour market reform

What the government is doing about labour market reform


  1. Right to request flexible working: application form

    This form is required to make an application to work flexibly under the right provided in law to eligible employees.

  2. Complain about pay and work rights

    Use the online form to complain about not being paid the National Minimum Wage, employment agencies, gangmasters or working hours.

  3. Employment particulars written statement

    Interactive template for a written statement of employment particulars.

  4. Trade union recognition: make an application

    Make, or respond to, an application for trade union recognition under Part I of Schedule A1 to the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

  5. Disclosure of information: application and response forms

    Make, or respond to, a complaint to the CAC under section 183 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Calculating the minimum wage
  2. Agency Workers Regulations 2010: guidance for recruiters
  3. National Occupational Standards (NOS)
  4. Whistleblowing: list of prescribed people and bodies
  5. TUPE: guide to 2006 regulations
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News and communications

  1. ILO Governing Body: UK Statement on the ILO Centenary Initiatives
  2. Youth unemployment down 50% since 2010
  3. Agency director ordered to pay back workers after pleading guilty to withholding wages
  4. Unemployment rate falls to 4%, with record low youth unemployment
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Research and statistics

  1. National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage: government evidence on compliance and enforcement, 2018
  2. Employer ownership of skills pilot round 1: first report
  3. Employer ownership of skills pilot: round 1 final evaluation
  4. Labour market information (LMI): 2016 to 2017 data
  5. Analysis of the use of Pay Between Assignment contracts for agency workers
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Increasing transparency in the labour market
  2. Agency workers recommendations
  3. Enforcement of employment rights recommendations
  4. Government response to the Taylor review of modern working practices
  5. National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage: government response to the Low Pay Commission’s Autumn 2017 report
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Inspectorate: annual report, 2017 to 2018
  2. Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Inspectorate: annual report, 2016 to 2017
  3. Employment Agencies Standards (EAS) Inspectorate: Business Impact Target
  4. Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Inspectorate: enforcement policy statement
  5. DfT equality monitoring 2015 to 2016
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