The following provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (the "Act") will come into force on 29 July 2013 (see commencement order):

  • Pre-termination negotiations
    Under Section 14 of the Act, in certain circumstances, discussions or offers made between an employer and an employee with a view to terminating employment on agreed terms will be inadmissible in unfair dismissal proceedings, unless there has been or there is a connection with 'improper behaviour'.
  • Settlement agreements
    Under Section 23 of the Act, compromise agreements will be renamed 'settlement agreements'.

Further reforms under the Act will be introduced later this year and next. You can access the BIS commencement timetable here.