REC Policy & Campaigns
With the Coalition Government in office, the REC continues to campaign on behalf of the recruitment industry and build upon the momentum gained in the run up to the last General Election. The REC Manifesto brings together the industry’s core messages and underlines the contribution that recruitment professionals make to the UK economy and labour market.
The Manifesto continues to be a valuable tool for our campaigning work, and helps take forward the collective voice of the industry to all the major political parties. REC members can make a difference by spreading the word with local politicians and media contacts and by getting involved in various REC and sector-based campaigns. The three areas of focus are as follows:
- Creating the right economic climate - The next Government must avoid increasing taxes on business to encourage investment and job creation. In the public sector, efficiencies must be delivered without reducing service to the public.
- Removing Barriers to Growth - Businesses can drive growth and create employment if the regulatory environment is supportive. The next Government must remove barriers to growth by reducing and simplifying regulation and by championing the UK’s flexible labour market.
- Delivering opportunity and jobs - Our jobs market is open, dynamic and flexible; this provides our economy with an international advantage. We must nurture this by building a highly skilled workforce and by harnessing the contribution of recruitment professionals in providing guidance for job-seekers.
- REC Manifesto PDF file - 444K
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