We are seeking views on the proposals made by the Low Pay Commission, to address the issue of ‘one-sided flexibility’.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

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.


Good Work Plan: measures to address one-sided flexibility

PDF, 451KB, 24 pages

Ways to respond

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Write to:

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

Published 19 July 2019