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BIS Opens New Consultation Into Agency Regulations Reports RI

BIS Opens New Consultation Into Agency Regulations Reports RI

Consultation on reforming the regulatory framework for employment agencies and employment businesses

The Government has announced through BIS that a new consultation called Making the labour market more flexible, efficient and fair has opened.  Led by  Minister: Jo Swinson MP

The closing date for the Consultation is on 11th April 2013.

Area for consultation

The consultation seeks views on when it is appropriate for the government to impose rules on the recruitment sector, and when it is more appropriate for the sector and marketplace to decide the rules for themselves.

The consultation is also seeking views on enforcement and whether individual enforcement would be more effective than the current government enforcement regime.

Background

The recruitment sector is currently regulated by the Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. These regulate both the business-to-business and business-to-individual relationships in the recruitment sector.

The Employment Law Review and the Red Tape Challenge identified that the legislation needs reform to ensure it is fit for purpose in today’s labour market.

To download the consultation and have your say go to:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachmentdata/file/52049/13-530-recruitment-sector-legislation-consultation-on-reforming-regulatory-framework.pdf

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