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Trade Union Act 2016: consultation on the Certification Officer’s levy

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We're seeking views on proposals for the implementation of the Certification Officer’s levy under the Trade Union Act 2016.

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Consultation description

The Certification Officer is responsible for statutory functions relating to trade unions and employers’ associations.

This consultation seeks your views on the government’s proposed implementation of section 20 of the Trade Union Act 2016. This gives the Certification Officer the power to impose a levy on trade unions and employers’ associations to recover the cost of oversight and regulation.

We are consulting on the detail of how the proposed financial regime will operate. Specifically, we are seeking views on:

  • what cost components the Certification Officer should use to calculate the contributions that trade unions and employers’ associations should make
  • how much those organisations should pay towards the levy

We welcome views from trade unions, employer associations, and other interested organisations and individuals.


Certification Officer Levy: Impact Assessment

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Published 31 August 2017
Last updated 27 September 2017 + show all updates
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