AWR One Year On
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.