Section 4 of The Trade Union Act 2016 specifies that the Government should make provision for an independent Review to consider the delivery of secure methods of electronic balloting of trade union members.
The Government is committed to the independent Review and I am pleased to announce today that Sir Ken Knight CBE, the former Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser for England, will chair the Review.
I am publishing the Terms of Reference in parallel. The Review will start shortly and the final report presented to Parliament no later than December 2017.
This statement has also been made in the House of Lords