Consultation outcome

Recruitment sector: prohibiting the advertising of jobs exclusively in other EEA countries

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Detail of outcome

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.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 29 July 2014 10:00am to
2 September 2014 11:45pm

Summary

We are seeking views on a new regulation which would prevent recruitment agencies advertising jobs solely in other EEA countries.

Documents

Prohibiting employment agencies and employment businesses from advertising jobs exclusively in other EEA countries: impact assessment

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Prohibiting employment agencies and employment businesses from advertising jobs exclusively in other EEA countries: response form

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Consultation description

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.