Consultation on employment agencies and employment businesses

Close date: 11 April 2013

The Government consults on reforming the regulatory framework governing the recruitment sector. The consultation follows the Government's "employment law review" and "red tape challenge", which identified that the legislation is no longer fit for purpose. It wishes to remove "costly and complex regulations" so that the recruitment sector continues to contribute to a flexible and effective labour market. It seeks views on when the Government should impose rules on the recruitment sector and when it is more appropriate for the sector to decide the rules for itself, and on whether or not individual enforcement would be better than the current enforcement regime.
Consultation document: Consultation on reforming the regulatory framework for employment agencies and employment businesses (PDF format, 401K) (on the UK Government website)
Government response: Reforming the regulatory framework for the recruitment sector: Government response to consultation (PDF format, 155K) (on the UK Government website)