Extension on the ban on exclusivity clauses announced

The government has announced that it is to widen the current ban on exclusivity clauses, a move that was first made unenforceable in relation to workers on zero hours contracts back in 2015. Where the guaranteed weekly income for a contract is on or below the Lower Earnings Limit (£123 per week) the worker is able to “top up their income with extra work if they choose” by being able to work for more than one employer.

Business Minister Paul Scully said “by extending the ban on exclusivity clauses, we are putting more control into the hands of the lowest paid, giving them the freedom to decide who they work for and how often, including the option to top up their pay packet if they wish”.

It is estimated that this will affect around 1.5 million low-paid workers, with legislation to support the reforms suggested to be laid before Parliament ‘later this year’.

Posted on 9 June, 2022 by Ortolan

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