The Government’s consultation, Good Work Plan: establishing a new Single Enforcement Body for employment rights, seeks views by 6 October 2019 on the case for a new single enforcement body, which would cover holiday pay for vulnerable workers, umbrella companies, the national minimum wage, employment agencies, and gangmasters and labour exploitation. The consultation also seeks views on whether it should have an enforcement role in relation to statutory sick pay and unpaid tribunal awards, and provide support to the EHRC in relation to discrimination.

A Transparency in Supply Chains consultation seeks views by 17 September 2019 on proposals to improve transparency and compliance with modern slavery legislation, including making reporting on specific topics compulsory, requiring publication of statements on a central online registry and a single reporting deadline, and the possibility of a new civil penalty scheme which could be within the remit of the new single enforcement agency.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.