The Tracker: status of Public Bills before the UK Parliament - February and March 2009

United Kingdom

Welcome to this month's Tracker. It shows you how bills affecting commercial organisations are progressing through Parliament.

In this month's tracker the number of bills related to employment is particularly noticeable. There have been a number of private member's bills which are a reaction to the current economic downturn but the public bills' main focus is on equality and family friendly issues. The cost of implementation will mainly fall on employers. Whether as a country we can afford some of the proposals such as equal pay reviews is a big question. Taken as a whole, the bills seem ambitious given the economic uncertainty and the other demands on business at the moment.

The Tracker: helping you follow the progress of bills in UK parliament