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Trade Union exemption from Section 4 of the Competition Act 2002–Application Form

Under the Competition Act 2002, a Trade Union may seek an exemption from the application of Section 4 of the Act in respect of certain classes of self-employed workers. The Trade Union must apply for such an exemption in the format set out in the application form below.

The Competition (Amendment) Act 2017 amends the 2002 Act to provide that Section 4 of the 2002 Act shall not apply to collective bargaining and agreements in respect of a relevant category of self-employed worker. This category includes a class of false self-employed worker or fully dependent self-employed worker specified in an order made by the Minister under section 15F of that Act.

Please read the guidance note set out below before filling in the application form. The Competition Acts 2002 to 2017 should also be carefully read in conjunction with the form and the guidance note.


Published by Commerce, Consumer and Competition

Topics: Competition and Consumer Policy, Competition Law