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Retail Bill Tracker

11 May 2023

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3 – Likely to pass imminently

Name of Bill

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High Streets (Designation, Review and Improvement Plan) Bill

 

A Bill to require local authorities to designate high streets in their area; to require local authorities to undertake and publish periodic reviews of the condition of those high streets; to require local authorities to develop action plans for the improvement of the condition of those high streets; and for connected purposes.
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Exemption from Value Added Tax (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill
A Bill to exempt from Value Added Tax goods or services which are beneficial to the environment, to health and safety, to education or for charitable purposes.
 1
Online Services (Cancellation) Bill

A Bill to provide that, if a service can be subscribed to online, it must be possible to cancel that subscription online; and for connected purposes.

 1
Health and Safety at Work Bill
A Bill to amend the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to make provision about civil liability for breaches of health and safety duties; and for connected purposes.
 1
Workforce Information (Ethnicity) Bill [HL]
A Bill to make provision for certain employers to be required to publish information about differences in pay between people from prescribed ethnic backgrounds; and connected purposes.
 1
Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill [HL]
A Bill to make provision for the regulation of Artificial Intelligence; and for connected purposes.
 1
Working Time Regulations (Amendment) Bill  A Bill to amend the Working Time Regulations 1998 to reduce the maximum working week from 48 hours per week to 32 hours per week and to provide for overtime pay; and for connected purposes.  1
Plastics (Wet Wipes) Bill A Bill to prohibit the manufacture and sale of wet wipes containing plastic; and for connected purposes.  1
Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill  3
Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill A Bill to provide for the regulation of competition in digital markets; to amend the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002 and to make other provision about competition law; to make provision relating to the protection of consumer rights and to confer further such rights; and for connected purposes.  2
Online safety Bill A Bill to make provision for and in connection with the regulation by OFCOM of certain internet services; for and in connection with communications offences; and for connected purposes  3
Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill Bill to give workers and agency workers the right to request more predictable terms and conditions of work.  3
Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill A Bill to Make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to identified or identifiable living individuals.  1
Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill A Bill to revoke certain retained EU law; to make provision relating to the interpretation of retained EU law and to its relationship with other law;  3
British Goods (Public Sector Purchasing Duty) Bill A Bill to place a duty on public bodies to have a presumption in favour of purchasing goods of British origin in purchasing decisions; and for connected purposes.  1
Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill A Bill to make provision in relation to the right of employees and other workers to request variations to particular terms and conditions of employment, including working hours, times and locations.  3
Data Protection and Digital Information Bill A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to identified or identifiable living individuals; to make provision about services consisting of the use of information to ascertain and verify facts about individuals; to make provision about access to customer data and business data; to make provision about privacy and electronic communications; to make provision about services for the provision of electronic signatures, electronic seals and other trust services; to make provision about the disclosure of information to improve public service delivery; to make provision for the implementation of agreements on sharing information for law enforcement purposes; to make provision about the keeping and maintenance of registers of births and deaths; to make provision about information standards for health and social care; to establish the Information Commission; to make provision about oversight of biometric data; and for connected purposes.  2
Consumer Pricing Bill A Bill to prohibit the practice of offering preferential pricing to new customers compared to existing customers; and for connected purposes.  1
Online Sale of Goods (Safety) Bill A Bill to provide for the Secretary of State to make regulations about the safety of goods sold online; and for connected purposes.  1
Children’s Clothing (Value Added Tax) Bill A Bill to extend the definition of children’s clothing for the purposes of exemption from VAT; to extend the VAT exemption to further categories of school uniform; and for connected purposes.  1
British Goods (Public Sector Purchasing Duty) Bill A Bill to place a duty on public bodies to have a presumption in favour of purchasing goods of British origin in purchasing decisions; and for connected purposes.  1
Employment (Application Requirements) Bill A Bill to regulate the use of minimum qualification or experience requirements in job applications; and for connected purposes.  1
Fashion Supply Chain (Code and Adjudicator) Bill A Bill to provide for a Code of Practice to be followed by retailers of fashion clothing, footwear and accessories in their relationships with their suppliers; to set up an Adjudicator with the role of enforcing that Code of Practice and encouraging compliance with it; and for connected purposes.  1
Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill A Bill to ensure that tips, gratuities and service charges paid by customers are allocated to workers.  3
Data Protection and Digital Information Bill A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to identified or identifiable living individuals.  1
Abuse of Public-facing Workers (Offences) Bill A Bill to make provision for and in connection with offences relating to verbal and physical abuse of public-facing workers in the course of their employment.  1
Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill A Bill to make provision enabling relief from payment of certain rent debts under business tenancies adversely affected by coronavirus to be available through arbitration; and for connected purposes.  3
Commercial Rent (Prohibition of Upward-Only Reviews) Bill A Bill to prohibit the use of upward-only rent review clauses in commercial rent agreements; to nullify existing such clauses; and for connected purposes.  1
Company Transparency (Carbon in Supply Chains) Bill A Bill to require companies to prepare an annual statement on carbon in their supply chains; and for connected purposes.  1
Consumer Pricing Bill A Bill to prohibit the practice of offering preferential pricing to new customers compared to existing customers; and for connected purposes.  1
Consumer Protection (Double Charging) Bill A Bill to make provision about protecting consumers from being charged twice for the same good or service; and for connected purposes.  1
Co-operatives (Employee Company Flexible Working Bill A Bill to give workers the right to flexible working from the first day of employment except in exceptional circumstances; to require employers to offer flexible working arrangements in employment contracts and advertise the available types of such flexibility in vacancy notices; and for connected.  1
Modern Slavery (Amendment) Bill A Bill to prohibit the falsification of slavery and human trafficking statements; to establish minimum standards of transparency in supply chains in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking; to prohibit companies using supply chains which fail to demonstrate minimum standards of transparency; and for connected purposes  1
Status of Workers Bill [HL] A Bill to make provision for the creation of a single status for workers by amending the meaning of “employee”, “worker”, “employer” and related expressions in the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992, the Employment Rights Act 1996 and cognate legislation; and for connected purposes.  2

Children's Clothing (Value Added Tax) Bill 2021-22

A Bill to extend the definition of children's clothing for the purposes of exemption from VAT; to extend the VAT exemption to further categories of school uniform; and for connected purposes.

1

Consumer Pricing Bill 2021-22

A Bill to prohibit the practice of offering preferential pricing to new customers compared to existing customers; and for connected purposes.

1

Health and Safety at Work Bill 2021-22

A Bill to amend the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to make provision about civil liability for breaches of health and safety duties; and for connected purposes.

1

Plastic Pollution Bill 2019-21

A Bill to set targets for the reduction of plastic pollution; to require the Secretary of State to publish a strategy and annual reports on plastic pollution reduction; to establish an advisory committee on plastic pollution; and for connected purposes.

1

Assaults on Retail Workers (Offences) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to make certain offences, including malicious wounding, grievous or actual bodily harm and common assault, aggravated when perpetrated against a retail worker in the course of their employment; to make provision about the sentencing of persons convicted of such aggravated offences; and for connected purposes

1

Automated Facial Recognition Technology (Moratorium and Review) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to prohibit the use of automated facial recognition technology in public places and to provide for a review of its use

1

Data Protection (Independent Complaint) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to amend the Data Protection Act 2018 to grant representative bodies and organisations power to exercise independent complaint and remedy rights on behalf of data subjects

1

Deregulation Bill 2019-21

A Bill to make provision for the reduction of burdens resulting from legislation for businesses or other organisations or for individuals; to make provision for the repeal or amendment of regulations; to make provision about the exercise of regulatory powers and functions; and for connected purposes.

 

1

Electronic Cigarettes (Regulation) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the sale and use of electronic cigarettes; to exempt electronic cigarettes from UK law derived from the Tobacco Products Directive; and for connected purposes.

1

Environment Bill 2021-22

A Bill to make provision about targets, plans and policies for improving the natural environment; for statements and reports about environmental protection; for the Office for Environmental Protection; about waste and resource efficiency; about air quality; for the recall of products that fail to meet environmental standards; about water; about nature and biodiversity; for conservation covenants; about the regulation of chemicals; and for connected purposes.

2

Equal Pay Bill 2019-21

A Bill to make provision for a right for employees to obtain information relating to the pay of a comparator; to reform remedies and time limits relating to equal pay; to provide a right to equal pay where a single source can rectify unequal pay; to amend the statutory statement of particulars to include equal pay; to provide for requirements on certain employers to publish information about the differences in pay between male and female employees and between employees of different ethnic origins; and for related purposes.

1

Free Trade (Education and Reporting) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to impose duties relating to the provision of public education on free trade; to require regular reports from government on trade arrangements with other countries; and for connected purposes.

1

Gender-based Pricing (Prohibition) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to prohibit the differential pricing of products and services that are substantially similar other than being intended for, or marketed to, a particular gender; and for connected purposes.

1

International Development (Women’s Sanitary Products) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to report on the use of official development assistance to increase the availability of women’s sanitary products; and for connected purposes.

1

June Bank Holiday (Creation) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to make provision for an annual national public holiday on the Friday nearest to 23 June; and for connected purposes.

1

Meat (Grading and Labelling) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to establish a meat grading system incorporating taste and eating quality; to define the term “grass-fed” when used in meat labelling and marketing; and for connected purposes.

1

National Minimum Wage Bill 2019-21

A Bill to make provision about the national minimum wage; and for connected purposes.

1

Pensions (Amendment) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to amend the Pensions Act 2004 and the Companies Act 2006 to remove the cap on compensation payments under the Pension Protection Fund and to require the approval of pension scheme trustees and the Pensions Regulator for the distribution of dividends.

1

Tax Rates and Duties (Review) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to require the Government to publish an annual review of the net yield to HM Treasury of tax rates and duties levied, including estimates of the impact on yield of changes to rates of those taxes and duties; and for connected purposes.

1

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill

A Bill to make provision for the prohibition of unpaid work experience exceeding four weeks; and for connected purposes.

1

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) (No. 2) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to prohibit unpaid work experience exceeding four weeks; and for connected purposes.

1

Value Added Tax Bill 2019-21

A Bill to enable the maximum turnover threshold for exemption from the requirement to register for VAT to be raised; to make provision for the exemption of certain goods and services from liability to VAT; and for connected purposes.

1

Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to amend the definition of worker; to make provision about workers’ rights; and for connected purposes.

1

Workforce Information Bill 2019-21

A bill to make provision for certain employers to be required to publish information about differences in pay relative to protected characteristics.

1

Working Time and Holiday Pay Bill 2019-21

A Bill to make provision for the expiration of the Working Time Regulations 1998; to provide for regulations governing working time; to make provision about holiday pay for employees; and for connected purposes.

1

Company Transparency (Carbon in Supply Chains) Bill 2019-21

A Private Members' Bill to require companies to prepare an annual statement on carbon in their supply chains.

1

Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill 2019-21

A Bill to place duties on the Secretary of State to decarbonise the United Kingdom economy and to reverse inequality; to establish a ten-year economic and public investment strategy in accordance with those duties which promotes a community- and employee-led transition from high-carbon to low- and zero-carbon industry; to require the Government to report on its adherence to the strategy; to establish higher environmental standards for air, water and green spaces; to make provision to protect and restore natural habitats; and for connected purposes.

1

Video Gaming Health and Wellbeing Strategy Bill [HL] 2019-21

A Bill to provide for the Secretary of State to develop and publish a video gaming health and wellbeing strategy and to provide for the Secretary of State to develop health advice on video gaming.

1

White Goods (Registration) Bill 2019-21

A Bill to require retailers to register white goods at the point of sale to facilitate product recall.

1

Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill 2019-21 (Business Rates)

 

A Bill to make provision to change the dates on which non-domestic rating lists must be compiled; and to change the dates by which proposed lists must be sent to billing authorities, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers.

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