By Daniel Hunter

The government has begun consulting businesses on the possibility of banning exclusivity clauses in zero hour contracts.

According to the government's description of the consultation, "The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill will ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts that do not guarantee any hours.

This consultation seeks views on the best way to prevent avoidance of the exclusivity clause ban, including actions that employees can take if they are offered such a contract.

It also includes the government’s response to the earlier Zero Hours Employment Contracts consultation, which ran from 19 December 2013 to 14 March 2014."

You can have your say as part of the consultation by responding here.

What do zero hour contracts mean for your business? Find out here.

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