Consultation outcome

Consultation on modern workplaces

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Modern Workplaces: government response on flexible parental leave - impact assessment

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Modern Workplaces: government response on flexible working

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Modern Workplaces: government response on flexible working: impact assessment

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Modern Workplaces: government response - equality impact assessment (EQIA) on flexible parental leave and flexible working

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Draft statutory instrument: The Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013

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The Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013: impact assessment

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Detail of outcome

The government published the response for flexible parental leave and flexible working on 13 November 2012.

The impact assessments have been updated as of March 2014:

Original consultation

Summary

Sought views on flexible parental leave, flexible working, Working Time Regulations, and equal pay.

This consultation ran from
to

Consultation description

The modern workplaces consultation sought views on four key areas:

  • introducing a new system of flexible parental leave which will allow mothers and fathers to share leave, and give parents and employers greater choice about how leave is taken
  • how to extend the right to flexible working to all employees
  • updating the Working Time Regulations to reflect European judgments
  • introducing further measures to promote equal pay

This response from the Government Equalities Office focuses on the equal pay aspect of the consultation and outlines the government’s proposal to require employers who lose an Employment Tribunal case on equal pay to carry out a pay audit.

Responses to the flexible working, flexible parental leave, and working time elements of the consultation will be published in due course.

Documents

Consultation on modern workplaces: flexible parental leave, flexible working, Working Time Regulations, equal pay

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Consultation on modern workplaces: executive summary - flexible parental leave, flexible working, Working Time Regulations, equal pay

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Consultation on modern workplaces: flexible parental leave

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Consultation on modern workplaces: flexible parental leave - impact assessment

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Consultation on modern workplaces: flexible working

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Consultation on modern workplaces. Extending the right to request flexible working to all: impact assessment

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Consultation on modern workplaces: Working Time Regulations

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Consultation on modern workplaces: annual leave carry over arrangements - impact assessment

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Consultation on modern workplaces: equal pay

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Legislative measures to promote equal pay: impact assessment

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Published 16 May 2011
Last updated 14 March 2014 + show all updates
  1. Links to updated impact assessments added.
  2. First published.