Government Will Not Appeal High Court Decision

It has been confirmed that the government will not appeal the High Court decision that using agency workers to cover for workers on strike is unlawful.  This means that last year’s rushed legislation change will revert back to the original version with effect from 10 August 2023.  After this date, temporary agency workers will not […]

Demand For Temps Increases – But Slower Rate Than Previous Months

Demand for temps continued to increase in December, but overall hiring activity was dampened at the end of 2022 according to the latest KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs survey, compiled by S&P Global.  Permanent placements fell for the third month in a row, and at the quickest rate since the start of 2021, while billings […]

Demand For Temporary Workers Continues

Latest data from our friends at the REC (recruitment agency trade body) show that there is still considerable demand for workers with job vacancy levels remaining high.  This is good news for temporary workers as businesses are more likely to need short term help to plug the gaps.  According to the REC’s Labour Market Tracker,  […]

Government Must Abandon ‘Unworkable’ Plan For Temps To Cover Strikes

Representatives of both the recruitment agency sector and workers unions have called on the government to abandon its “unworkable” plan to lift the ban on agency workers filling in during strikes. The full joint statement from the TUC and REC reads: The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and Trades Union Congress (TUC) are urging the government […]