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The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will:
- ban exclusivity terms in zero hours contracts
- allow for regulations to be created to deal with employers who avoid the ban
- provide routes of compensation for employees who have been offered a contract with an exclusivity clause
This government response sets out the outcome, next steps and draft regulations.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts that do not guarantee any hours.
This consultation seeks views on the best way to prevent avoidance of the exclusivity clause ban, including actions that employees can take if they are offered such a contract.
It also includes the government’s response to the earlier Zero Hours Employment Contracts consultation, which ran from 19 December 2013 to 14 March 2014.