Legislation/Regulation

Chancellor revisits CBIL scheme following recruitment industry lobbying

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revamped the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) scheme following campaigning from two of recruitment’s biggest trade bodies.

3 April 2020

JobsinWales asks for signatures to ask chancellor to include commission in furlough payments

Jobs board JobsinWales.com has launched a petition asking the chancellor to make commission and bonuses for sales staff – including recruiters – part of furlough payments.

Sales 3 April 2020

Build goodwill with furloughed high-flyers and top up pay

Recruiters should top up the pay of high-performing furloughed consultants to guard against them leaving or setting up on their own once the jobs sector returns to normal.

2 April 2020

Government contractors to receive support if struck down by Covid-19

Government contractors are to receive additional income support should they find themselves unable to work due to the coronavirus under new measures announced this week.

Public sector, Social care 2 April 2020

APSCo and REC highlight concerns over CBIL scheme

Two of recruitment’s biggest trade bodies have raised concerns about recruiters’ ability to access government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan scheme.

1 April 2020

Relaxation of Right to Work checks welcomed as positive move

The government’s relaxation of Right to Work checks has been hailed as a “welcome dose of common sense”.

HR 31 March 2020

GLAA launches temporary licensing scheme for food sector

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has launched a temporary licensing scheme for the critical food supply sectors.

GDPR compliance for recruiters still holds true at home

Recruiters will still need to comply with GDPR during the coronavirus pandemic.

30 March 2020

APSCo reveals recruiters unclear how to access new CBIL loan

A third of recruiters are uncertain how to access the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL).

30 March 2020

Government confirms IR35 extension into private sector

The government has confirmed it will proceed with the planned extension of off-payroll rules into the private sector from April.

27 February 2020

Recruiters urged not to go for blanket relationship ban

Recruiters would be ill-advised to implement blanket bans preventing their consultants from forming relationships with contractors on their books.

25 February 2020

Eamonn Holmes loses IR35 tax tribunal case

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes has lost an IR35 case at a tax tribunal.

Creative/Digital/Media 25 February 2020

Ex-financial secretary says IR35 won’t be watered down

David Gauke, former financial secretary to the Treasury, has told an audience he thinks there would be “strong resistance” to any watering down of the extension of IR35 rules set to be rolled out into the private sector from April.

24 February 2020

Hirers worry about recruiting low-points workers under new immigration system

More than half of hirers have raised concerns about the new points-based immigration system adversely affecting their ability to recruit workers who don’t gain enough points.

Recruiters must get to grips with new immigration system

Recruiters have been urged to familiarise themselves with government’s new immigration points-based system to help clients navigate the talent sourcing challenges that lie ahead.

Retail, Social care 19 February 2020

Government ups numbers of non-EU workers seasonal workers on farms to 10,000

The government is to quadruple the number of seasonal workers farmers can recruit across the UK as a whole on a temporary basis from outside the EU this year.

Agriculture 19 February 2020

Don’t judge candidates on their appearance as research shows Gen Z feel discriminated

Judging a candidate or colleague by their appearance runs the risk of consultant and agency bosses alike being brought before a tribunal.

17 February 2020

Quarter of million contractors could walk off projects

The government is running the risk of around 250,000 contractors downing tools and leaving their clients in disarray.

14 February 2020

GLAA revokes licence of Southampton-based recruiter

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) has revoked the licence of a Southampton-based recruitment agency with immediate effect.

Employment enforcement tsar calls on government to address workers’ wrongly labelled status

The UK’s interim director of labour market enforcement has called on government to address the thorny issue of employment status in its forthcoming Employment Bill.

Social care, Agriculture 13 February 2020

Third of contractors set to quit when IR35 rolls out in private sector

Around a third of freelancers say they’ll stop contracting in the UK due to IR35 changes set to be rolled out in the private sector in April.

13 February 2020

Recruiters split over calling time on daylight hours

Recruiters are divided over whether government should align with EU countries in extending daylight hours in summer.

13 February 2020

Insight: MAC report dismisses Australian-style immigration system

The eagerly awaited Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report on the future for immigration was published at the end of January. So what did it conclude?

IT/Telecoms 13 February 2020

Recruiters urged to resist routine NDA use as Acas publishes new advice

As Acas publishes new advice aimed at demystifying non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and preventing their misuse, recruiters have been urged to resist routine use of such agreements to cover up unsavoury behaviour.

10 February 2020

Last-minute IR35 rule change by HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs have announced changes to the operation of off-payroll working rules.

7 February 2020
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