Trade Union Act 2016: consultation on the Certification Officer’s levy

Closed 26 Oct 2017

Opened 31 Aug 2017


The Certification Officer is responsible for statutory functions relating to trade unions and employers’ associations.

We're seeking views on the proposed implementation of section 20 of the Trade Union Act 2016. This gives the Certification Officer the power to impose a levy on trade unions and employers’ associations to recover the cost of oversight and regulation.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting on the detail of how the proposed financial regime will operate. Specifically, we are seeking views on:

  • what cost components the Certification Officer should use to calculate the contributions that trade unions and employers’ associations should make
  • how much those organisations should pay towards the levy

We welcome views from trade unions, employer associations, and other interested organisations and individuals.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Economic growth
  • Workplace rights
  • Regulation