Open consultation: Good Work Plan: one-sided flexibility - addressing unfair flexible working practices

Low Pay Commission

August 1
10:42 2019

The proposals made by the Low Pay Commission were published on 17 December 2018 to address the issue of one-sided flexibility.

This issue exists within some parts of the labour market, where employers misuse flexible working arrangements, creating an unpredictability in working hours, income insecurity and a reluctance among workers to assert basic employment rights.

This consultation seeks views on:

  • providing a right to reasonable notice of working hours
  • providing workers with compensation for shifts cancelled without reasonable notice

It also seeks views on what guidance government can provide to support employers and encourage best practice to be shared across industries.


one-sided flexibility - addressing unfair flexible working practices: impact assessment

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Ways to respond


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One-Sided Flexibility Consultation
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Labour Markets
Level 1 Spur
1 Victoria Street

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