Government set to widen ban on exclusivity clauses in employment contracts

12 May 2022

Following a public consultation carried out by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Government has decided to widen the ban on exclusivity clauses, removing red tape and giving the lowest paid workers the choice to work multiple jobs if they so wish.

Ban on exclusivity clauses extended

10 May 2022

The Government has confirmed it will introduce legislation to extend the ban on exclusivity clauses. New laws will make exclusivity clauses unenforceable in employment contracts where the guaranteed weekly income is below or equivalent to the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £123 per week. It is hoped that by removing red tape, the lowest paid workers will be given the choice to work multiple jobs if they wish, to give them more flexibility over when and where they work.

Vaccination for care home staff in England

15 September 2021

The arbitration service Acas has published advice to help employees and employers at care homes in England understand the new government rules around vaccination.