Trade Union Bill

Documents related to a new bill into Parliament, which will reform the current framework of trade union law.

The government is introducing fundamental reforms to modernise trade union law. Reforms introduced by the Trade Union Bill will:

  • ensure that strike action only ever takes place on the basis of clear and representative mandates, through new thresholds that strike ballots must meet
  • improve transparency and oversight of trade unions
  • require reasonable notice of strike action, and give employers greater chance to prepare for industrial action and put in place contingency plans


The government is consulting on a number of issues connected with the bill.

  1. Ballot thresholds in important public services

    • Consultation outcome
  2. Hiring agency staff during strike action: reforming regulation

    • Closed consultation
  3. Tackling intimidation of non-striking workers

    • Consultation outcome


  1. Trade Union Bill: equality analysis

    • Policy paper
  2. Trade Union Bill: European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

    • Policy paper
  3. Trade Union Bill: delegated powers memorandum

    • Policy paper