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Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023

Updated: Nov 1

The government is introducing a new law which will give eligible workers a new statutory right to request a more predictable working pattern.

The legislation gives certain individuals, such as those on zero hours contracts and agency workers, the right to request more certainty around their working pattern.

This month, workplace expert Acas has launched a consultation on its new draft statutory Code of Practice on handling requests for a predictable working pattern.

Recent years have seen changing patterns of work and an increase in concerns about the impact that an unpredictable working pattern can have on some workers' ability to generate a reliable income and to manage their work-life balance.

The Code of Practice will sit alongside the Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023 which received Royal Assent in September 2023 and is expected to come into force in September 2024.


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