Protection of Employees (Employers Insolvency) Act 1984

Amendment of section 3 of and First Schedule to Act of 1973.


13.The Act of 1973 is hereby amended by—

(a) the substitution in paragraph (a) of section 3(1) of “eighteen hours” for “twenty-one hours”, and

(b) the substitution of “eighteen hours” for “twenty-one hours” in paragraph 8 of the First Schedule;

and the said paragraphs (a) and 8, as so amended, are set out in paragraphs 1 and 2, respectively, of the Table to this section.


1. (a) employment of an employee who is normally expected to work for the same employer for less than eighteen hours in a week.

2. 8. Any week in which an employee is not normally expected to work for at least eighteen hours or more will not count in computing a period of service.