Research and analysis

Working Time Regulations: impact on UK labour market

This paper presents the evidence relating to the impacts of the working time regulations on the UK labour market. BIS analysis paper number 5.


The impact of the working time regulations on the UK labour market: A review of evidence - BIS analysis paper number 5

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The Working Time Regulations were first introduced in the UK in 1998. These regulations were introduced to ensure that UK employment regulations were compliant with the European Working Time Directive.

This paper reviews the available evidence to assess the affect compliance with the directive has had on the UK labour market.