Non-compete clauses: call for evidence
01 June 2016
The government previously announced plans to investigate non-compete clauses which can be written into employment contracts and can prevent individuals from competing against their former employer or working for a competitor for a set period of time. A call for evidence has now been published.
The Non-compete clause: call for evidence is seeking views on whether non-compete clauses stifle entrepreneurship and innovation by preventing people from:
- moving between employers
- developing innovative ideas
- creating a start-up
- growing a business.
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) would like to hear your views, experience, and evidence of non-compete clauses so that they can understand:
- when and why they are used
- their prevalence
- the benefits or disadvantages associated with them.
This call for evidence will run until 19 July 2016.