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The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) is one of the most significant pieces of legislation ever to hit the UK’s private recruitment industry. The REC has worked closely throughout with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and has sought to limit any negative impact on agencies and on demand for temporary staff. Our other priority has been to provide practical tools to help members implement the regulations.
All REC Corporate Members have exclusive access to Your AWR Advisor – the REC’s one stop shop with everything agencies need in order to ensure that their business is compliant and that clients, internal staff and workers are up to speed with the new requirements.
What else is available?
AWR compliant Model Documents and Contracts
The AWR compliant model contracts are now available for members to download, free of charge - click here. These are the PAYE terms of engagement (agency workers) and related client terms, contracts 5 to 8 for those limited company contractors who are agency workers (i.e are not genuinely self-employed) plus the Swedish Derogation contracts. They are supplemented by a Key Changes document which identifies the key changes made to the previous set of contracts.
The implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) in October 2011 will require recruitment agencies to review their own documentation to ensure that agencies fall into line with the Regulations.
Produced by the REC’s expert Legal Team and incorporating the latest BIS Guidance, these Model Documents and Contracts are an invaluable resource for all Agencies who need to ensure they are AWR compliant.
Recruiters in Northern Ireland will receive their final documents once the Department of Employment and Learning (DELNI) has finalised its AWR guidance.
Do you want more information about AWR?
If you are not an REC Corporate Member, join now to ensure that your business, your clients, your people and your candidates are prepared for AWR.
If you are an IRP Member there is a range of guidance and support available to make sure you have all the information you need. Login to the IRP Website to access AWR guidance for IRP Members.
If you are not an IRP Member join IRP now to ensure that you are prepared for AWR.