There are various European Union (EU) laws that require employers - under certain circumstances – to inform and consult with their workers' representatives.
- during collective redundancy situations
- during transfers of undertakings, ie when a business - or part of a business - transfers from one employer to another
- ongoing information and consultation arrangements at a national level
- ongoing information and consultation arrangements at a transnational level
For more information, see EU law on information and consultation with worker representatives.
Important: The UK has left the EU and there is now a transition period until the end of 2020. This information is still current but could change. Any changes will be documented here. For more information, see Brexit support for employers.