Consultation outcome

Recruitment sector: changes to the regulatory framework including stopping EEA-only recruitment

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Detail of outcome

We intend to simplify the regulation for businesses, while retaining protections for people looking for work.

We will:

  • remove regulations 9, 11 and 17 and schedule 6, and amend regulation 23 and schedules 4 and 5, which cover business to business activity
  • amend regulation 27A to ban employment agencies and businesses from recruiting solely from other European Economic Area (EEA) countries without advertising in Great Britain

Due to concerns raised during the consultation we have decided to keep regulation 27, which determines the circumstances in which an employment agency can advertise a position.

Detail of feedback received

We received 30 responses to the consultation. These were from a range of stakeholders including:

  • employment agencies and employment businesses
  • trade bodies
  • trade unions
  • legal representatives
  • other businesses
  • self-employed and other individuals

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

We’re asking for your views on proposed changes to the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations.

We intend to keep regulations which provide protection for work-seekers, but remove some business to business regulation and simplify the legislation where possible.

We propose to ban employment agencies and businesses from recruiting solely from other European Economic Area (EEA) countries without advertising in Great Britain.