The United Kingdom is the oldest staffing market in Europe and the largest market in terms of size (by sales). It is highly fragmented with some 15,000 firms. Many of the most recognisable UK-based providers such as Hays, Michael Page and Robert Walters have now spread around the world.
Temporary agency work is treated as a service sector in its own right and, in the UK, was one of the least regulated markets in Europe. However, in recent years the implementation of the European Agency Work Directive has increased the degree of control. There are two principal associations representing the interests of the staffing industry: the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
The UK, a leading trading power and financial centre, is the third-largest economy in Europe after Germany and France, and the seventh-largest in the world. In addition to a flexible labour market, the country is pro-business and open to foreign investment. The population is over 60 million and the nation is placed seventh in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking.
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This briefing is an update of the work we completed in January 2009. It contains a list of data sources for the UK, covering academic resources, applicable ... research publications / research / cws council toolkit library / we briefing uk data sources ... WE Briefing - UK Data Sources
and UK, and eight programs are US-only.
All survey respondent input values are actual values, not estimates, for 12 month periods starting no earlier than November 2007 and ending no later than December
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010, implementing the EC Temporary Agency Workers Directive (2008/104/EC), have now passed through the UK Parliament, and should come into force in October 2011 ...
The Agency Workers Regulations 2010, implementing the EC Temporary Agency Workers Directive (2008/104/EC), have now passed through the UK Parliament, and should come into force in October 2011
This Insight provides the compilation of statutory cost in the UK in 2010...
This Insight provides the compilation of statutory cost in the UK in 2010, applicable to the assignment of temporary workers by temporary staffing companies. Data include the UK equivalent ... research publications / research / economic financial environment / we insight uk statutory costs ... WE Insight - UK Statutory Costs
The April Legs and Regs briefing produced in association with the Ius Laboris legal network covers important changes in Belgium, EU, France, Germany and the UK this month.
Germany - Planned Amendments of the German Part-time and Limited Term Contract Act (Teilzeit- Und Befristungsgesetz - Tzbfg)
UK - A Recent UK Case Has
The Equality Bill, the biggest overhaul of anti-discrimination law in UK for 35 years, was passed last week just before the dissolution of Parliament. Existing equal opportunities policies ...
The Equality Bill, the biggest overhaul of anti-discrimination law in UK for 35 years, was passed last week just before the dissolution of Parliament. The Bill will receive Royal Assent
will stagnate or grow very slight (+1%) in 2010 unless EU Directive 2008/104 is implemented in which case the market will start growing faster in H2 or Spain sees a banking collapse to rival the UK or Ireland