Zero hours employment contracts: exclusivity clause ban avoidance
- Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
- Part of:
- Small Business, Enterprise and Employment (SBEE) Act and Labour market reform
- 25 August 2014
- Last updated:
- 11 March 2015, see all updates
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This consultation has concluded
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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.
This consultation ran from
We’re seeking views on measures to prevent employers avoiding the ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts.
Ref: BIS/14/992 PDF, 184KB, 37 pages
Consultation on tackling avoidance of ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts: impact assessment
Ref: BIS/14/1015 PDF, 334KB, 45 pages
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.
Published: 25 August 2014
Updated: 11 March 2015
- Government response to the consultation was added to the page.
- 2 impact assessments added
- First published.