This guide outlines the UK’s Information and Consultation of Employees (ICE) regulations which give employees rights to request their employer makes arrangements to inform and consult them about issues in the organisation. 

Based on case study interviews, the guide goes on to highlight effective methods for setting up and running employee forums. Employers can use this guide to take advantage of the benefits on offer from effective information and consultation arrangements, particularly in improving 'voice and representation', one of the seven dimensions of job quality

This guide has been produced in collaboration with the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA)

Foreword by Matthew Taylor

What is information and consultation of employees?

Why should employers act now? The benefits of effective information and consultation arrangements

How best to implement information and consultation arrangements

Case studies


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