REC Response to Government AWR Announcement

In response to Todays announcement Kevin Green, the RECs Chief Executive, said that “This was a first big test of the Government’s stated commitment to lightening the load on business; we are disappointed with the outcome.  We made a strong case for a review in our discussions with the Minister. However, re-opening the regulations was always a long shot and would have entailed support from the Trade Unions. Ensuring that equal treatment measures are workable is not on the Trade Unions’ radar. Our focus now will be on working closely with Government so that the official guidance provides clarity for recruiters and employers. There is some upside. Of the three issues that we raised, the Government has agreed to work with the REC on a robust definition and test for legitimate self-employment. We will also be looking for Government support on other priorities for the industry such as pensions’ reform, vetting & barring, procurement policy and a review of employment tribunal. Recruitment is a resilient and ‘can-do’ industry, we will work with clients to minimise the impact of these regulations. Temporary work is about having instant access to highly-skilled, self-motivated workers who make a real contribution. We will get the message to clients that the regulations will not impact on the crucial flexibility that agency work provides.”

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