What is the French Extension?!

3 September 2011

If you're hearing this for the first time then you are probably thinking what does this have to do with contractors or recruitment?!

The French extension is the French equivalent of the Swedish Derogation model.

Both countries employ commonly workers offering them pay between assignments. They therefore applied for their schemes to be outside the scope of The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR).

Some UK Umbrella Companies are therefore copying the French Extension model (or the Swedish Derogation Model) as a way of employing contractors outside the scope of AWR.