Open consultation

Agency workers recommendations


We're seeking views on the recommendations made in the Matthew Taylor 'Review of modern employment practices' regarding agency workers.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We’re seeking views on recommendations made in the Good Work: Review of modern employment practices published on July 7 2017.

It looks at:

  • how to increase transparency of contractual arrangements for agency workers
  • how umbrella companies or intermediaries could be brought within the scope of the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS)

It also seeks to gather evidence on the level of abuse of the ‘Swedish Derogation’ with consideration of whether EAS’ remit should be extended to cover the enforcement of the Agency Workers Regulations.

Further detail

On 7 February 2018 we published the government response to the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices along with this and 3 other related consultations:


Consultation on agency workers recommendations

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Ways to respond


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Write to:

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Agency Workers Consultation (EAS)
Spur 2, 1st Floor
1 Victoria Street

Published 7 February 2018