Jane Stevens of Jenrick IT is closely monitoring the EU led legislation known as the Agency Workers Directive. This Directive was implemented via the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) and is due to impact UK businesses hiring temporary workers at the beginning of October 2011.
Jane has been following proceedings as guidance unfolds from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) – this guidance is still being assessed and deliberated. Whilst this is happening, Jane is liaising with various umbrella companies, accountants and legal entities to assess their interpretation of how both clients and contractors could be impacted going forward.
Below is a summary from Marc Morris of 1st Option (APSCo accredited Accountants) regarding developments as they stand at the moment, 27 April 2011.