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  • Hiring intentions at their highest lev...

    12 May 2014

    Hiring intentions among UK employers are at their highest for more than six years, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD’s) latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook.

    The ‘Spring 2014 Labour Market Outlook’ net employment... [Read Full Article]

  • REC JobsOutlook

    26 November 2013

    Employers predict rise in demand for permanent and temporary workers.

    Two thirds of bosses (66%) are planning to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC... [Read Full Article]

  • REC Predicts Continued Upturn

    13 November 2013

    It seems that the recruitment industry is well on track to make up for ground lost between 2007 and 2009.

    We've have three consecutive years of growth, with total recruitment industry turnover at £26.5bn - a 3.1% increase from last year. And future prospects are good.... [Read Full Article]

  • Improved Rights For Agency Workers

    07 March 2013

    Agency workers to have improved rights after Commission helps woman win discrimination case.

    Agency workers are set to have better anti-discrimination rights after an Employment Tribunal awarded a woman over £35,000 for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal in a case f... [Read Full Article]

  • MPs call for action on expenses schemes

    23 November 2012

    A group of MPs today stepped up pressure on the government to take action on travel and subsistence expenses schemes.

    Led by Labour MP Michael Connarty, the group of five has produced an Early Day Motion calling for action in the 5 December Autumn Statement on the schemes run by some te... [Read Full Article]

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07 September 2011


The Recruitment and Employment Confederation reports that it has today received confirmation from Government that, despite media reports of a high-level review, the Agency Work Regulations (AWR) will come into force as planned.

According to a just-released REC statement, Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) officials advised the REC that AWR implementation will go ahead as expected. Senior members of the department will also continue to meet with the REC over the coming months to monitor the impact of the new regulations.

Commenting, Kevin Green, REC Chief Executive said: "Whilst we would have welcomed any moves to make life easier for our members, it was always unlikely that any changes would be made at this late stage.

"We have written to the Prime Minister this week to emphasise the need to monitor the practical impact of the regulations on the industry, and we will continue to push for an early review.

"Our other ongoing priority is to continue helping members to prepare, and to influence how employers respond by underlining the ongoing benefits of a flexible workforce."