AWR One Year On

8 October 2012

AWR (The Agency Workers Regulations) passed it's one year anniversary on 1st October 2012.

To coincide with this the CBI have issued a report titled Government must ensure Agency Workers Regulations support job creation - CBI:          http://www.cbi.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2012/10/government-must-ensure-agency-workers-regulations-support-job-creation-cbi/  

The key findings of the report are:

  • 57% of firms that use temps have reduced their use as a result of the regulations. 3% have increased their use, while 8% have stopped using temps all together
  • 38% of agencies reported a decline in assignments as a result of the regulations. 18% reported an increase
  • 62% of agencies reported a negative experience of the regulations
  • BIS research prior to the implementation of the regulations showed that agency workers received, on average, 96% of the pay of comparable employees.