Widening the ‘representation gap'? The implications of the ‘lobbying act’ for worker representation in the UK

Brian Abbott, Steve Williams

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Abstract

The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (the ‘Lobbying Act’) imposes tight restrictions on the campaigning and lobbying activities of civil society organisations in the UK, diminishing their capacity to represent the interests of working people and thus likely compounding the ‘representation gap’ within British workplaces. Along with austerity measures and employment law reforms, the legislation exemplifies the UK government's attempts to shift the balance of power further towards employers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-523
Number of pages17
JournalIndustrial Relations Journal
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2014

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