Employment Agencies

A recruitment business can be an employment agency or an employment business or both.

Employment agencies or recruitment consultancies introduce work-seekers to employers and they become an employee of the company to whom they were introduced.

An employment business arranges temporary work and the temporary worker is paid by the agency rather than by the company to which they are supplied.

The private recruitment industry is regulated by The Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003, and the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which implemented the EU Temporary Workers Directive.

Rules for employment agencies and businesses (gov.uk)

Employment agencies and businesses must keep proper records about the workers and hirers they work with.

Record keeping for employment agencies (gov.uk)

With effect from 6 April 2020, all new agency workers must be given a “Key information document” before agreeing terms with an employment business.

Key information for agency workers (gov.uk)


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