Search Legislation

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Commencement No. 1) Regulations 2015

 Help about what version

What Version

  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)
 Help about opening options

Opening Options

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These are the first commencement regulations made under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (c.26) (“the Act”). Certain provisions came into force on the passing of the Act.

Regulation 2 commences a number of provisions of the Act that:

  • enable the Secretary of State to specify in regulations (subject to affirmative resolution procedure), regulatory functions in respect of which a reviewer of regulators’ complaints and appeals procedures must be appointed;

  • enable the Secretary of State to issue guidance to such reviewers;

  • enable the Secretary of State to make regulations supplementing the definitions of “small business” and “micro business” in section 33 of the Act;

  • enable the Secretary of State to make regulations to prohibit a prescribed NHS employer from discriminating against a job applicant because it appears to the NHS employer that the applicant has made a protected disclosure (within the meaning given by section 43A of the Employment Rights Act 1996);

  • render unenforceable exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts;

  • amend provisions regarding penalties for underpayment of national minimum wage; and

  • provide for the Secretary of State to make payments for securing entitlements to concessionary coal.

Regulations 3 and 4 bring into force certain provisions in the Act for the purpose of enabling the exercise of delegated powers or the power to prepare and issue statutory guidance.

Regulation 5 brings into force the duty to review regulatory provisions in secondary legislation.

Regulation 6 commences provisions in the Act concerning childcare and childminding, to the extent not already brought into force by regulation 4.

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made): The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources