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The government has considered responses to the consultation and intends to proceed with the proposal to introduce a new regulation.
This would prohibit employment agencies and employment business from advertising only in other EEA countries.
The proposed regulation will improve equality in the labour market. It also expands the range of potential applicants that businesses can choose from.
On the 9 April 2014 as part of a wider announcement on illegal working and stronger penalties for unscrupulous employers, the Prime Minister announced plans to tackle recruitment agencies that discriminate against workers in Great Britain by advertising exclusively overseas.
We are seeking views on a proposal to amend the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (as amended) to include a new regulation which would prohibit employment agencies and employment businesses from advertising vacancies in another European Economic Area (EEA) country without also advertising in Great Britain.