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Agency Workers Regulations: Page 1

Quick Start Contracting Guide: The Agency Workers Regulations
ContractorCalculator’s Quick Start Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations provides answers to your most frequently asked questions about the law.

Contracting, subcontractors and AWR: when do the Agency Workers Regulations apply?
Contractors subcontracting client work to other contractors may find the Agency Workers Regulations could apply.

Stevens v Northolt High School AWR ruling forces client to make £10k equal pay award
The Stevens v Northolt High School AWR ruling means contractor clients could be responsible for paying out when workers don’t receive equal pay.

Contractual clauses and the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR)
Contractors finding clauses relating to the Agency Workers Regulations in agency contracts needn’t necessarily be alarmed says Roger Sinclair of Egos.

Umbrella contractors already being encouraged to incorporate because of AWR
Umbrella contractors are already being encouraged to incorporate because of the Agency Workers Regulations, says ContractorCalculator’s Dave Chaplin.

Agency Workers Regulations: careful preparation will mitigate impact, says expert
Contractors may experience little change once the Agency Workers Regulations come into force, explains Professional Passport’s Crawford Temple.

Agency Workers Regulations: new contractor resource to help determine AWR status
Contractors can download a free new resource to help determine their AWR status and turn the new regs into a source of competitive advantage.

Agency Workers Regulations: 51% of contractors have never heard of them – new survey
With less than a month to go before AWR takes effect, a ContractorCalculator survey reveals that 51% of contractors have never heard of the new regs.

Umbrella company contractors to reap multiple benefits from Agency Workers Regs (AWR)
Contractor umbrella solutions providers will enter a new era that should benefit contractors once the Agency Workers Regulations come into force.

Contracting and AWR: formal guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations from BIS
Contractors can use the guidance from BIS to help determine if AWR applies. This guidance offers useful examples of which contractors may be in scope.

Contracting and AWR: trading options for contractors when AWR comes into force
Contractors who wish to trade without the rights offered by AWR and as a genuine business undertaking can choose from a number of trading options.

Contracting and AWR: who will be in AWR’s scope and what rights they will receive
Contractors will be affected by the Agency Workers Regulations, either because they are in its scope or because they have to prove they are out of it.

Agency Workers Regulations – AWR risks for contractors, clients and agencies
Contractors, clients and agencies all face, and have to manage, risks since the Agency Workers Regulations come into force on 1 October 2011.

Contracting and the AWR: using the law to gain competitive advantage & win contracts
Contractors who can demonstrate through superior knowledge that the Agency Workers Regulations do not apply to them will gain competitive advantage.

Contracting and AWR: The history of the Agency Workers Regulations
The Agency Workers Regulations were created to promote Europe’s knowledge economy and flexible working. The reality is that they may do the opposite.

IR35 employment status tests for contractors are not relevant to AWR, and vice versa
Contractors should not link the Agency Workers Regulations with IR35, according to the Lawspeed and the Association of Recruitment Consultancies.

Online accountants will play a key role as the Agency Workers Regulations take effect
Online contractor accountants will play a key role & ensure contractors choose the right trading option as the Agency Workers Regulations take effect.

AWR guide revised: Swedish Derogation no ‘miracle solution’ for contractor umbrellas
Contractor umbrellas may find the Swedish Derogation is no ‘miracle solution’ to AWR, warns REC following changes to the official BIS guidance.

Contractors in a ‘profession or business undertaking’ excluded from AWR, confirms BIS
Contractors in a ‘profession or business undertaking’ aren’t in the scope of the Agency Workers Regulations, confirms the final guidance from BIS.

Contractors warned not to be pressured by recruiters into incorporating to avoid AWR
Contractors shouldn’t be pressured by recruiters into incorporating to avoid AWR, as it may not be necessary and could mean more HMRC investigations.

Agency Workers Regulations guidance published – AWR clarification for contractors
Draft guidance from BIS shows that limited company contractors in business are outside of AWR, but umbrella company contractors are within its scope.

Agency Workers Regulations - Swedish Derogation could mitigate pay fears
Contracting clients’ fears of soaring costs may be allayed if service providers adopt the Swedish Derogation to the AWR, says Parasol’s Rob Crossland.

Contracting service provider calls for industry consensus over AWR implementation
Wide-ranging consensus is needed to find a workable solution to the implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations, says Parasol’s Rob Crossland.

Contracting sector must adopt Agency Workers Regulations without changes
The contracting sector must implement the Agency Workers Regulations without amendments in October 2011, says employment minister Ed Davey.

Agency Workers Regulations: ARC suggests a more pragmatic approach
The Association of Recruitment Consultancies calls for a simplified and lower-cost approach to implementing the Agency Workers Regulations.

What does the Agency Workers Directive mean for contractors?
Fears that the AWD spells the end of contracting are unfounded as indications suggest ltd company contractors may be in the clear – but not umbrellas.

Contractors face mixed outlook as BIS proposes new Agency Workers Regulations
Following the decision to delay implementation of the Agency Workers Directive, BIS has revealed the proposed regulations in a new consultation.

Contractors welcome U-turn that delays implementation of the Agency Workers Directive
Lord Mandelson is expected to announce later today that the implementation of the Agency Workers Directive will be delayed.

Agency Workers Directive will be law ‘in the coming few months’, confirms PM Brown
In his speech to the Trades Union Congress, Prime Minister Gordon Brown confirmed that the AWD will become law in the next session of Parliament.

Mixed news for contractors as the final BIS consultation on the AWD is held in London
Ltd company contractors probably excluded but umbrella contractors most likely included following the final consultation on the AWD at BIS in London.

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