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Detail of outcome
In response to the consultation we are implementing new requirements, which come into effect on 6 April 2015. View guidance on the new requirements.
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.
This consultation invites views on new requirements for trade unions to supply annual assurance that their membership records are accurate and up to date.
- 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