Supporting the Recruitment Sector


Since the implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which came into force in October 2011, end-users of agency workers, temp agencies and agency workers themselves, have had struggled to understand and interpret this legislation.


Holt HR Consuting has recognised leading expertise in the law relating to agency workers and their regulation.  We have advised a number of large recruitment businesses and companies, as well as smaller and medium-sized temp agencies.


In addition, we have the invaluable experience of having worked in the recruitment, search and selection sector.  Accordingly, we possess not only the expertise in relation to the law regulating agency workers, but we understand and have experienced the work of temp agencies, agency workers and end-users/hirers of temp workers.  In particular, we has significant experience and knowledge of the operation and effect of the Employment Agencies Act 1973, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 ("the Conduct Regulations"), the Gangmasters Licensing Act 2004 and the relevant elements of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (commonly referred to as "IR35") and the more recent IR35 changes affecting the medium and large private sector employers since April 2021.


With this in mind, Holt HR Consulting is perfectly placed to advise employment agencies and employment businesses, agency workers and end-users/hirers in respect of all relevant legislation and case law in this highly specialised sector.


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The content of this website is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Holt HR Consulting makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the content of this website. Peter Holt is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Holt HR Consulting does not operate as a solicitor's practice, is not regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Law Society and does not carry out Legal Services Act 2007 reserved legal activity. Holt HR Consulting is an independent business consultancy.

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