To boost the number of jobs and create a flexible labour market, the government is modernising employment law while protecting employee rights. To increase the number of people in employment, we need to support them into work through the benefits system and job search support.



  1. Employment status

    • Open consultation
  2. Increasing transparency in the labour market

    • Open consultation
  3. Agency workers recommendations

    • Open consultation

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  1. Work Programme: Universal Credit provider guidance

    • Statutory guidance
  2. Work Programme provider guidance for contract package area 18

    • Statutory guidance
  3. Work Programme provider guidance

    • Statutory guidance

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Detailed guides

  1. Apply for changes to the bargaining unit after recognition

    How to ask the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) to consider changes to a declaration of recognition. Read more

  2. Get help from the CAC after a voluntary agreement

    How trade unions and employers can get more help from the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) after a voluntary agreement has been reached. Read more

  3. Apply to resolve a European Works Councils dispute

    How employees, employers and their representatives can resolve disputes about setting up and running a European Works Council (EWC). Read more

  4. What to do if your employee has more than 1 job

    How to work out National Insurance contributions if your employee has more than 1 job. Read more

  5. Cross-Border Mergers: apply to the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC)

    How employees, employers and their representatives can resolve disputes under the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 Read more