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Bill documents — Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Act of Parliament

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).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 c.26 30.03.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 October 2014 | PDF version, 161KB 22.10.2014

Bills

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.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 190 2014-15, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version, 227KB 18.03.2015
Lords HL Bill 103 2014-15 [as amended on Report] | PDF version, 1MB 12.03.2015
Lords HL Bill 91 2014-15 [as amended in Grand Committee] | PDF version, 1MB 29.01.2015
Lords HL Bill 57 2014-15, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 1MB 20.11.2014
Commons Bill 117 2014-15 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version, 1MB 07.11.2014
Commons Bill 11 2014-15 (as introduced) | PDF version, 903KB 25.06.2014

Tracked changes versions of Bills: 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

House Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 2MB) 10.11.2014

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 190-EN 2014-15, Explanatory Notes on Lords Amendments | PDF version, 70KB 18.03.2015
Lords HL Bill 57-EN | PDF version, 506KB 20.11.2014
Commons Bill 11 EN | PDF version 25.06.2014

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 100KB 17.03.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 75KB 14.03.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List] | PDF version, 154KB 11.03.2015
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 238KB 10.03.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] | PDF version, 73KB 07.03.2015
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 273KB 06.03.2015
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 273KB 06.03.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 116KB 05.03.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 107KB 04.03.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 216KB 28.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 129KB 27.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 153KB 26.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 133KB 25.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 148KB 05.02.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Seventh Marshalled List] | PDF version, 143KB 28.01.2015
Lords Seventh Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 225KB 27.01.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Sixth Marshalled List] | PDF version, 151KB 24.01.2015
Lords Sixth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 256KB 23.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Revised Fifth Marshalled List] | PDF version, 183KB 22.01.2015
Lords Revised Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 228KB 21.01.2015
Lords Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 220KB 20.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List] | PDF version, 167KB 17.01.2015
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 231KB 16.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List] | PDF version, 141KB 15.01.2015
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 259KB 13.01.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] | PDF version, 155KB 10.01.2015
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 282KB 09.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 153KB 08.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 161KB 07.01.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 222KB 06.01.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 124KB 29.12.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 158KB 23.12.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 180KB 20.12.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 165KB 19.12.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version 18.12.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 145KB 09.12.2014
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 19 November 2014 | PDF version, 172KB 19.11.2014
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 18 November 2014 | PDF version, 219KB 18.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 14 November 2014 | PDF version, 208KB 17.11.2014
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 14 November 2014 (PDF, 206KB) 14.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 13 November 2014 | PDF version, 173KB 14.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 November 2014 | PDF version, 109KB 13.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 11 November 2014 | PDF version, 128KB 12.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 7 November 2014 | PDF version, 111KB 10.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 November 2014 | PDF version, 93KB 07.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 6 November 2014 | PDF version, 301KB 06.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 November 2014 | PDF version, 311KB 04.11.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 30 October 2014 | PDF version, 118KB 31.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 30 October 2014 | PDF version, 356KB 30.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 28 October 2014 | PDF version, 136KB 29.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 October 2014 | PDF version, 343KB 28.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 23 October 2014 | PDF version, 247KB 24.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 October 2014 | PDF version, 228KB 23.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 21 October 2014 | PDF version, 168KB 22.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 October 2014 | PDF version, 227KB 21.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 17 October 2014 | PDF version, 99KB 20.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 16 October 2014 | PDF version, 162KB 17.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 16 October 2014 | PDF version, 181KB 16.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 14 October 2014 | PDF version, 166KB 15.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 October 2014 | PDF version, 126KB 14.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 10 October 2014 | PDF version, 122KB 13.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 10 September 2014 | PDF version, 18KB 11.09.2014

Selection of amendments: Commons

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

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 332KB) 24.03.2015
Commons Consideration on Report (Day 2) (PDF, 184KB) 19.11.2014
Commons Consideration on Report (Day 1) (PDF, 61KB) 18.11.2014
Commons Consideration in Commitee: Selection 6 (PDF, 66KB) 06.11.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 75KB) 04.11.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 71KB) 30.10.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 80KB) 28.10.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 82KB) 23.10.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 - Revised (PDF, 83KB) 20.10.2014

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. 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.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 24 March 2015 | PDF version, 67KB 26.03.2015
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 19 November 2014 | PDF version, 137KB 20.11.2014
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 18 November 2014 | PDF version, 151KB 19.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 6 November 2014 | PDF version, 252KB 07.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 4 November 2014 | PDF version, 126KB 05.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 30 October 2014 | PDF version, 157KB 31.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 28 October 2014 | PDF version, 101KB 29.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 October 2014 | PDF version, 118KB 24.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 16 October 2014 | PDF version, 95KB 17.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 October 2014 | PDF version, 113KB 15.10.2014

Briefing papers

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.

House Briefing papers Date
Lords Library Note 2014/038 28.11.2014
Commons Committee Stage Report 17.11.2014
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 10.07.2014

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Small Business Bill evidence programme announced 08.10.2014
Commons Have your say on the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill 18.07.2014

Written evidence

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.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: consolidated version (PDF, 2MB) 09.12.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Ms R Gresham SB78 13.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Bates Wells Braithwaite SB79 13.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Hilton-Baird Financial Solutions SB80 13.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland SB81 13.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Reading Borough Council SB82 13.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Punch Taverns plc-supplementary SB83 13.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: MInister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs and Minister for Women and Equalities SB84 13.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: David Morgan SB70 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: AGMA SB71 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Punch Tenant Network - supplementary SB72 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Punch Tenant Network - supplementary SB73 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations SB74 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: J Mark Dodds SB75 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Dr N. Orkun Akseli SB76 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Paul Davies SB77 06.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Pre-school Learning Alliance SB61 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Justice of Licensees SB62 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Mr Ron Piper and Miss E. Piper SB63 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Fair Pint - supplementary SB64 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Paul Crossman SB65 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Luke Howell SB66 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Public Concern at Work SB67 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Charity Law Association SB68 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Alan Yorke SB69 05.11.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The British Exporters Association (BExA) SB52 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Carol Ross SB53 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Law Society SB54 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) SB55 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Adam Robertson SB56 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: James Watson SB57 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence:Gareth Epps SB58 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Simon Clarke SB59 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: R3 - supplementary evidence SB60 (PDF, 1MB) 31.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Spirit Pub Company PLC SB46 29.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Stephen Beales SB47 29.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Punch Tenant Network SB48 29.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Shepherd NeameSB49 29.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Fair Pint SB50 29.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Letter from Mr George Mudie MP to all Chairs of the Bill Committee SB51 (PDF, 434KB) 29.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Institute for Charted Accountants for England and Wales SB44 24.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors SB45 24.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Local Government Association SB36 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Grant Thornton UK SB37 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Equiniti David Venus SB38 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: APSCo SB39 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Wilkins Kennedy LLP SB40 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: National Federation of Roofing Contractors SB41 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Robert May SB42 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: International Financial Centres Forum SB43 22.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: UNISON SB12 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Asset Based Finance Association SB13 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: TUC SB14 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Campaign for Real Ale SB15 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: British Chamber of Commerce SB16 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Institute of Directors SB17 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: British Beer and Pub Association SB18 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Convenience Stores SB19 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Richard Dunstan SB20 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Small Business Providers Association SB21 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Society of Independent Brewers SB22 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Law Society SB23 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Jordans Trust Company Ltd SB24 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Citizens Advice Scotland SB25 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: National Day Nurseries Association SB26 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers SB27 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Insolvencylist.com SB28 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) SB29 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Enterprise Inns plc SB30 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: R3 SB31 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Admiral Taverns SB32 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association SB33 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Punch Taverns plc SB34 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Quoted Companies Alliance SB35 16.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Newspaper Society SB01 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Mr Robert Feal-Martinez SB02 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Equality and Diversity Forum SB03 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Forum of Private Business SB04 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Colleges SB05 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Citizens Advice Scotland SB06 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Barry Haigh SB07 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Federation of Small Businesses SB08 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Greene King SB09 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Campaign Against Arms Trade, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace UK, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Platform and The Corner House SB10 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Independent Family Brewers of Britain (IFBB) SB11 15.10.2014

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Summary document (PDF, 709KB) 01.03.2015
Pubs Statutory Code and Adjudicator (revised) (PDF, 419KB) 21.01.2015
Summary document (Second edition) (PDF, 626KB) 14.11.2014
Power to set the National minimum wage financial penalty on a per worker basis (updated) (PDF, 205KB) 28.10.2014
Commons Committee Debate: 9th sitting | PDF version, 150KB 28.10.2014
Proposed changes to the law governing insolvency proceedings (Updated) (PDF, 531KB) 27.10.2014
Consultation on tackling avoidance of ban on exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts (PDF, 629KB) 15.10.2014
Banning exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts (PDF, 764KB) 13.10.2014
Changes to reporting on the conduct of directors by insolvency office-holders. Red tape challenge measure. (PDF, 4MB) 10.10.2014
Regulatory Policy Committee validation impact assessment: Speeding up cheque payments - legislating for cheque imaging (PDF, 234KB) 08.10.2014
Power to set the national minimum wage financial penalty on a per worker basis (PDF, 385KB) 02.10.2014
Speeding up cheque payments: legislating for cheque imaging (PDF, 3MB) 22.09.2014
Report director misconduct: RTC proposals to change reporting processes (updated) (PDF, 569KB) 21.07.2014
Help to match SMEs rejected for finance with alternative lenders (PDF, 4MB) 03.07.2014
Final Impact Assessments covering Transparency and Trust (PDF, 2MB) 22.06.2014
Company Filing Requirements - Red Tape Challenge (PDF, 565KB) 22.06.2014
Power to set the National minimum wage financial penalty on a per worker basis (PDF, 196KB) 20.06.2014
Pubs Statutory Code and Adjudicator (PDF, 279KB) 19.06.2014
Giving the court and Secretary of State a power to make a compensatory award against a director (PDF, 154KB) 18.06.2014
Report director misconduct: RTC proposals to change reporting processes (PDF, 253KB) 14.06.2014
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 (PDF, 188KB) 14.06.2014
Proposed changes to the law governing insolvency proceedings (PDF, 427KB) 14.06.2014
Protecting the market from the individuals who have been convicted overseas (PDF, 125KB) 12.06.2014
Insolvency Practitioner Regulation - Regulatory Objectives and Oversight Powers (PDF, 152KB) 12.06.2014
Insolvency Practitioner fees regime (PDF, 176KB) 12.06.2014
Summary document (PDF, 277KB) 01.06.2014
The Appointment of Small Business Appeals Champions (PDF, 336KB) 24.04.2014
SME Credit Data (PDF, 233KB) 28.03.2014
Matters to be taken into account by the Court when determining that a person is unfit to act as a company director (PDF, 171KB) 05.03.2014
Extending the time limit for director disqualification proceedings under the CDDA (PDF, 199KB) 05.03.2014
Widening the scope of material that can be used in director disqualification proceedings (PDF, 161KB) 05.03.2014

Legislative Consent Resolutions

These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.

House Legislative Consent Resolutions Date
Commons National Assembly for Wales -17 March 2015 (PDF, 780KB) 18.03.2015
Commons Northern Ireland Assembly 13 January 2014 (PDF, 102KB) 03.03.2015
Commons Northern Ireland Assembly 20 January 2014 (PDF, 106KB) 03.03.2015
Commons National Assembly for Wales 18 November 2014 (PDF, 722KB) 03.03.2015
Commons National Assembly for Wales 13 January 2015 (PDF, 1MB) 03.03.2015
Commons National Assembly for Wales - 26 November 2014 (PDF, 925KB) 12.02.2015

Will write letters

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.

House Will write letters Date
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Forsyth of Drumlean regarding Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: PSC (people with significant control) register (PDF, 33KB) 11.03.2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Watson of Invergowrie regarding Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: PSC register (PDF, 32KB) 11.03.2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Flight and Lord Leigh of Hurley regarding the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: shadow director duties. (PDF, 37KB) 05.02.2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Mendelsohn regarding the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Director disqualification provisons - Part 9 (PDF, 73KB) 29.01.2015
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 (PDF, 29KB) 22.01.2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Baroness Byford regarding the Government's broadband initiative (PDF, 136KB) 09.12.2014

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