Written Question on Temporary Employment

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Date Title Questioner
19 Mar 2018, 3:20 p.m. Temporary Employment David Hanson


To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on the level of workers' rights of people being employed on agency contracts.

Answer (Andrew Griffiths)

The Taylor review into modern employment practices highlighted several areas where the protections of agency workers’ rights could be strengthened.

In response, the Government is currently consulting on the regulation of umbrella companies, and intermediaries; state enforcement of the Agency Worker Regulations; whether “pay between assignments” contracts for agency workers (known as the Swedish derogations) should be repealed; and on the essential information that should be included in a ‘key facts’ summary of an agency worker’s contract.

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