UK employment law originates in three places:

  • in Parliament through the legislative process
  • in the courts through judicial decisions
  • in European Union institutions.

This members-only factsheet looks at the process of making UK legislation.

Primary legislation

Consultation before a Bill is presented to Parliament

Passage of a Bill through Parliament

Royal Assent

Secondary legislation

Regional Parliaments and Assemblies

Judge-made law

Parliament and common law

Useful contacts and books

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