England was the last of the home nations to go smoke-free, in July 2007. This followed bans in Scotland (March 2006) and Wales and Northern Ireland (April 2007). Considering the radical nature of the change, employers seem to have been able to implement the law in the workplace without undue difficulty, though we have encountered some areas of uncertainty, particularly in relation to company vehicles.

For our briefing on the smoking ban in England click here.