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Conditions of Employment

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 3631, tabled on 17 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 25 January 2022 to Question 108541 on Conditions of Employment, which Government departments he has been in regular dialogue with regarding reforms to the employment framework.

Answered on

25 May 2022

The Government is committed to bringing forward reforms to our employment framework as we build a high skilled, high productivity, high wage economy that delivers on its ambition to make the UK the best place in the world to work and grow a business.

It is important we consult widely on proposals for change and ensure stakeholders have the opportunity to share their views.

For example, we recently published a Government response to a consultation regarding reforms to the use of exclusivity clauses in employment contracts:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/measures-to-extend-the-ban-on-exclusivity-clauses-in-contracts-of-employment.

We carefully consider all consultation responses, which help inform decisions around how we take forward measures.

As reform of the employment framework is a complex cross-cutting topic, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has regular dialogue with other Government Departments with an interest.