Government to Seek Views on Whether Non-Compete Clauses Stifle Innovation


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Posted on 27 Apr 2016

The Government has announced that it will shortly be launching a call for evidence on whether non-compete clauses are stifling opportunities to innovate and grow. 

It has in its sights both restrictions which prevent a former employee from working for a competitor and those which prevent them from soliciting their former employer’s clients. 

It is seeking views from businesses and entrepreneurs as part of a wider survey on how the UK can improve its innovation framework. Both the survey and call for evidence will form part of the National Innovation Plan. 

The survey closes on 22 May 2016 and the National Innovation Plan will be published later this year.

To read Dan Begbie-Clench’s comments for People Management, click here.

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