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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2014-15

Act of Parliament (2)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 c.26
30 March 2015
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 October 2014
22 October 2014
Commons

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

Bill 190 2014-15, Lords Amendments to the Bill
18 March 2015
Commons
12 March 2015
Lords
HL Bill 91 2014-15 [as amended in Grand Committee]
29 January 2015
Lords
HL Bill 57 2014-15, as brought from the Commons
20 November 2014
Lords
Bill 117 2014-15 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
7 November 2014
Commons
25 June 2014
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
10 November 2014
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 190-EN 2014-15, Explanatory Notes on Lords Amendments
18 March 2015
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading
17 March 2015
Lords
14 March 2015
Lords
Amendment to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List]
11 March 2015
Lords
Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
10 March 2015
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
7 March 2015
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
6 March 2015
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
6 March 2015
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
5 March 2015
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
4 March 2015
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
28 February 2015
Lords
27 February 2015
Lords
26 February 2015
Lords
25 February 2015
Lords
5 February 2015
Lords
Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Seventh Marshalled List]
28 January 2015
Lords
Seventh Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee
27 January 2015
Lords
Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Sixth Marshalled List]
24 January 2015
Lords
Sixth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee
23 January 2015
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Revised Fifth Marshalled List]
22 January 2015
Lords
Revised Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee
21 January 2015
Lords
Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee
20 January 2015
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List]
17 January 2015
Lords
Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee
16 January 2015
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List]
15 January 2015
Lords
Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee
13 January 2015
Lords
Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
10 January 2015
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee
9 January 2015
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
8 January 2015
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
7 January 2015
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee
6 January 2015
Lords
29 December 2014
Lords
23 December 2014
Lords
20 December 2014
Lords
19 December 2014
Lords
18 December 2014
Lords
9 December 2014
Lords
Consideration of Bill as at 19 November 2014
19 November 2014
Commons
Consideration of Bill as at 18 November 2014
18 November 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 14 November 2014
17 November 2014
Commons
Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 14 November 2014
14 November 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 13 November 2014
14 November 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 12 November 2014
13 November 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 11 November 2014
12 November 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 7 November 2014
10 November 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 November 2014
7 November 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 6 November 2014
6 November 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 November 2014
4 November 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 30 October 2014
31 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 October 2014
30 October 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 28 October 2014
29 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 October 2014
28 October 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 23 October 2014
24 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 October 2014
23 October 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 21 October 2014
22 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 October 2014
21 October 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 17 October 2014
20 October 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 16 October 2014
17 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 October 2014
16 October 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 14 October 2014
15 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 October 2014
14 October 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 10 October 2014
13 October 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 10 September 2014
11 September 2014
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Amendments
24 March 2015
Commons
Consideration on Report (Day 2)
19 November 2014
Commons
Consideration on Report (Day 1)
18 November 2014
Commons
Consideration in Commitee: Selection 6
6 November 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 5
4 November 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 4
30 October 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3
28 October 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
23 October 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 - Revised
20 October 2014
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 24 March 2015
26 March 2015
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 19 November 2014
20 November 2014
Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 18 November 2014
19 November 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 6 November 2014
7 November 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 4 November 2014
5 November 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 30 October 2014
31 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 October 2014
29 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 October 2014
24 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 16 October 2014
17 October 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 October 2014
15 October 2014
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Library Note 2014/038
28 November 2014
Lords
Committee Stage Report
17 November 2014
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
10 July 2014
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Small Business Bill evidence programme announced
8 October 2014
Commons
Have your say on the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill
18 July 2014
Commons

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Commons Committee stage

Written Evidence: consolidated version
9 December 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Ms R Gresham SB78
13 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Bates Wells Braithwaite SB79
13 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions SB80
13 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland SB81
13 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Reading Borough Council SB82
13 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Punch Taverns plc-supplementary SB83
13 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: MInister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs and Minister for Women and Equalities SB84
13 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: David Morgan SB70
6 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: AGMA SB71
6 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Punch Tenant Network - supplementary SB72
6 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Punch Tenant Network - supplementary SB73
6 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations SB74
6 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: J Mark Dodds SB75
6 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Dr N. Orkun Akseli SB76
6 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Paul Davies SB77
6 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Pre-school Learning Alliance SB61
5 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Justice of Licensees SB62
5 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Mr Ron Piper and Miss E. Piper SB63
5 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Fair Pint - supplementary SB64
5 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Paul Crossman SB65
5 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Luke Howell SB66
5 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Public Concern at Work SB67
5 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Charity Law Association SB68
5 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Alan Yorke SB69
5 November 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Carol Ross SB53
31 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Law Society SB54
31 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) SB55
31 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: James Watson SB57
31 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence:Gareth Epps SB58
31 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Simon Clarke SB59
31 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The British Exporters Association (BExA) SB52
31 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Adam Robertson SB56
31 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: R3 - supplementary evidence SB60
31 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Spirit Pub Company PLC SB46
29 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Stephen Beales SB47
29 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Punch Tenant Network SB48
29 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Shepherd NeameSB49
29 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Fair Pint SB50
29 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Letter from Mr George Mudie MP to all Chairs of the Bill Committee SB51
29 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Institute for Charted Accountants for England and Wales SB44
24 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors SB45
24 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Local Government Association SB36
22 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Grant Thornton UK SB37
22 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Equiniti David Venus SB38
22 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: APSCo SB39
22 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Wilkins Kennedy LLP SB40
22 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: National Federation of Roofing Contractors SB41
22 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: International Financial Centres Forum SB43
22 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Robert May SB42
22 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: UNISON SB12
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Asset Based Finance Association SB13
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: TUC SB14
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Campaign for Real Ale SB15
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: British Chamber of Commerce SB16
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Institute of Directors SB17
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: British Beer and Pub Association SB18
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of Convenience Stores SB19
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Richard Dunstan SB20
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Small Business Providers Association SB21
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Society of Independent Brewers SB22
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Law Society SB23
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Jordans Trust Company Ltd SB24
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Citizens Advice Scotland SB25
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: National Day Nurseries Association SB26
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers SB27
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Insolvencylist.com SB28
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) SB29
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Enterprise Inns plc SB30
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: R3 SB31
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Admiral Taverns SB32
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association SB33
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Punch Taverns plc SB34
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Quoted Companies Alliance SB35
16 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: The Newspaper Society SB01
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Mr Robert Feal-Martinez SB02
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Equality and Diversity Forum SB03
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Forum of Private Business SB04
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of Colleges SB05
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Barry Haigh SB07
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Citizens Advice Scotland SB06
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Federation of Small Businesses SB08
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Greene King SB09
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Campaign Against Arms Trade, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace UK, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Platform and The Corner House SB10
15 October 2014
Commons
Written Evidence: Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB) SB11
15 October 2014
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Summary document
1 March 2015
Pubs Statutory Code and Adjudicator (revised)
21 January 2015
Summary document (Second edition)
14 November 2014
Power to set the National minimum wage financial penalty on a per worker basis (updated)
28 October 2014
Proposed changes to the law governing insolvency proceedings (Updated)
27 October 2014
Consultation on tackling avoidance of ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts
15 October 2014
Banning exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts
13 October 2014
Changes to reporting on the conduct of directors by insolvency office-holders. Red tape challenge measure.
10 October 2014
Regulatory Policy Committee validation impact assessment: Speeding up cheque payments - legislating for cheque imaging
8 October 2014
Power to set the national minimum wage financial penalty on a per worker basis
2 October 2014
Speeding up cheque payments: legislating for cheque imaging
22 September 2014
Report director misconduct: RTC proposals to change reporting processes (updated)
21 July 2014
Help to match SMEs rejected for finance with alternative lenders
3 July 2014
Final Impact Assessments covering Transparency and Trust
22 June 2014
Company Filing Requirements - Red Tape Challenge
22 June 2014
Power to set the National minimum wage financial penalty on a per worker basis
20 June 2014
Pubs Statutory Code and Adjudicator
19 June 2014
Giving the court and Secretary of State a power to make a compensatory award against a director
18 June 2014
Report director misconduct: RTC proposals to change reporting processes
14 June 2014
Enabling Liquidators and Administrators to assign to third parties certain rights of action that only they can bring under the Insolvency Act 1986 and to extend the right to bring fraudulent and wrongful trading actions to an administrator
14 June 2014
Proposed changes to the law governing insolvency proceedings
14 June 2014
Insolvency Practitioner Regulation - Regulatory Objectives and Oversight Powers
12 June 2014
Insolvency Practitioner fees regime
12 June 2014
Protecting the market from the individuals who have been convicted overseas
12 June 2014
Summary document
1 June 2014
The Appointment of Small Business Appeals Champions
24 April 2014
28 March 2014
Matters to be taken into account by the Court when determining that a person is unfit to act as a company director
5 March 2014
Extending the time limit for director disqualification proceedings under the CDDA
5 March 2014
Widening the scope of material that can be used in director disqualification proceedings
5 March 2014

Commons Committee stage

29 October 2014
Commons

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Forsyth of Drumlean regarding Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: PSC (people with significant control) register
11 March 2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Watson of Invergowrie regarding Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: PSC register
11 March 2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Flight and Lord Leigh of Hurley regarding the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: shadow director duties.
5 February 2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Mendelsohn regarding the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Director disqualification provisons - Part 9
29 January 2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Mendelsohn et al regarding changing the Parliamentary procedure to which any regulations made under Clause 38 (Public Sector Procurement) of the Bill will be subject
22 January 2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Baroness Byford regarding the Government's broadband initiative
9 December 2014

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

7 November 2014
Commons
7 November 2014
Commons
5 November 2014
Commons
5 November 2014
Commons
31 October 2014
Commons
31 October 2014
Commons
29 October 2014
Commons
24 October 2014
Commons
24 October 2014
Commons
22 October 2014
Commons
22 October 2014
Commons
17 October 2014
Commons
17 October 2014
Commons
15 October 2014
Commons
15 October 2014
Commons

Commons 1st reading

25 June 2014
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

16 July 2014
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
16 July 2014
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
16 July 2014
Commons

Commons Ways and Means resolution

Ways and Means resolution
16 July 2014
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
18 November 2014
Commons

Commons Report stage

Report: 2nd sitting
19 November 2014
Commons
Report: 1st sitting
18 November 2014
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

19 November 2014
Commons

Lords 1st reading

19 November 2014
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

2 December 2014
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 7th sitting
28 January 2015
Lords
Committee: 6th sitting
26 January 2015
Lords
Committee: 5th sitting
21 January 2015
Lords
Committee: 4th sitting
19 January 2015
Lords
Committee: 3rd sitting
14 January 2015
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting
12 January 2015
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting
7 January 2015
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report: 3rd sitting
11 March 2015
Lords
Report: 2nd sitting
9 March 2015
Lords
Report: 1st sitting
3 March 2015
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

17 March 2015
Lords

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

24 March 2015
Commons

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Royal Assent

26 March 2015