REC statement in response to issues raised on Channel 4s Dispatches
“Last night’s Channel 4 Dispatches made some serious allegations against one of our members, Transline, including possible breaches of NMW regulations and our code of conduct. We will write to the agency today to investigate concerns raised by the programme around the potential misuse of apprenticeships and the accusation made around potential abuse of Agency Workers’ Regulations.
“The report also raises concerns about the use of umbrella companies. Our advice to recruiters is to work with FCSA members to ensure compliance. For a long time we have been calling on HMRC to provide greater clarity of the regulations around umbrella companies and travel and subsistence schemes and for greater enforcement of the laws already in place.
“Our members should be reassured that we will investigate where there are allegations of behaviour that brings our industry into disrepute and tarnishes the reputation of hard working recruiters.”