Non compete clauses in the spotlight

Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that the government is launching a call for evidence about the impact of ‘non-compete’ clauses which limit the ability of employees to work for companies that are competitors of their former employer.

The consultation forms part of a wider ‘Innovation Plan’ through which the government aims to make the UK the best place in Europe to innovate and start up a new business.

The outcome is likely to be of interest for employers, employees and employment lawyers alike.

Dominic Bonham