Information and consultation: pre-existing agreement
An agreement to set up a forum of employees or employee representatives to enable an employer to inform and consult its employees about workplace issues. The agreement satisfies the requirements for a pre-existing agreement under regulation 8 of the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 (SI 2004/3426) (ICE Regulations). The agreement should not be used where at least 10% of the workforce has requested a negotiated agreement or the employer has given notice to the workforce that it intends to negotiate an agreement under the ICE Regulations. In either of those instances, Standard document, Information and consultation: negotiated agreement should be used.