Consultation outcome

Trade unions: assured registers of members

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

This consultation has concluded

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Trade union assured register of members: final impact assessment

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Equality duty: trade union membership records

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Detail of outcome

Detail of feedback received

We received 27 responses. About two thirds of these were received from trade unions. The remaining responses were from the legal community, a listed staff association, local government, a business representative and an individual.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

We are seeking views on the requirement for trade unions to give annual assurance that membership registers are up to date.

Documents

Consultation description

This consultation invites views on new requirements for trade unions to supply annual assurance that their membership records are accurate and up to date.

The consultation:

  • details the requirements for unions to provide a membership audit certificate (MAC) and the timetable for its production
  • sets out the requirement for unions with more than 10,000 members to appoint an independent assurer
  • consults on the content of a regulatory order for assurers
  • seeks comments on guidance for unions, employers and assurers