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APSCo wins opt-out for conduct regulations replacement


Following months of lobbying the Government’s Department of Business Innovation & Skills (BIS) on the consultation on reforming the regulatory framework for the recruitment sector, APSCo has succeeded in securing an opt-out for limited company contractors.

Thanks to APSCo’s influence, the Government will retain a provision for individuals who are limited company contractors to opt out of the regulations and engage with recruitment firms, in a business to business relationship. APSCo CEO, Ann Swain says “I’m thrilled that the months of hard work by Sam Hurley on behalf of APSCo has paid off, with this excellent result. Without this effort by Sam and our members working closely with BIS it is very likely that there would be no opt-out, as was the Government’s intention going into the consultation.”

Addressing concerns APSCo has raised surrounding burdening businesses with over-regulation, BIS’s response to the consultation limits the need for clarity on who is responsible for paying the temporary worker to situations where more than one intermediary is involved in the supply to the client, and encouragingly, also confirms that they do not intend to make it compulsory for recruitment firms to publish information about their business.