ARC (the Association of Recruitment Consultancies) today 26thOctober 2009 welcomed news that Government plans to “gold-plate” the Agency Workers Directive in key areas, have been dropped. ARC warned right from the start that adding unnecessary benefits to workers, would have a devastating effect on the recruitment industry and would cost much needed jobs.
Adrian Marlowe, chair of ARC, said:
“ARC first drew attention to the proposed gold plating in June this year and the likely damage it would cause to the recruitment industry. We worked hard to convince other organisations of the danger and the need to lobby the government.
“Although the change of heart is welcome, there is no room for complacency. There is still much that is wrong with the proposed legislation in its current form, and more work is required. It is not a bed of roses, and the delay in implementation clearly highlights that the Government itself is fearful of the damage likely to be caused to industry.”
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Adrian, a highly experienced lawyer, founded Lawspeed in 1997. He is responsible for developing our extensive portfolio of products and services, including the widely used Lawspeed contract templates. Adrian is an expert on “recruitment law” and specialises in contracts, regulatory compliance, employment status and dispute handling. He is chair of the trade body the Association of Recruitment Consultancies, the only lawyer lead recruitment trade body in the UK. Adrian and his co-director Ravi devised Standards in Recruitment as a vehicle for helping drive up standards and compliance in the industry.
Adrian is our lead in discussions with the government over regulatory evolution. Apart from assisting with client support, Adrian’s primary role is research and development into methods of business delivery, our latest service Proterms being his most recent project. Adrian heads our IR35 lawyers team.