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British Embassy joins fight against 18 month contractor cap in Germany

The British Embassy in Germany has taken a lead role in negotiations about a controversial law change that would restrict contractors to working in 18 month stints.

It is feared that this labour market inflexibility could be echoed in Britain.

The German proposals have been opposed by companies in the international recruitment sector, with the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) labelling the proposed changes ‘damaging’.

The British Embassy in Berlin has hosted executives from a number of large international recruiters and reportedly agreed to urge the German authorities to reconsider the reforms.