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.
Attached is our first monthly overview of key economic data in the UK...
Attached is our first monthly overview of key economic data in the UK. The aim of this work, which will include data from the staffing sector from September, is to provide stakeholders ... research publications / research / economic financial environment / we briefing uk economic data bank2 ... WE Briefing - UK Economic Data Bank
Attached is part one of our study of the UK Life Science Market...
Attached is part one of our study of the UK Life Science Market. This gives an overview of the industry, highlights the key clusters in the UK and looks at some of the major players in these areas ... research publications / research / other articles / we insight life science in the uk ... WE Insight - Life Science in the UK
on labour. Only in Denmark, Ireland and the UK do personal income taxes have an above 50 % share in the total charges paid on labour income (see Graph II-3.2, p.110).
Between 2000 and 2008 the tax burden
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... be in conflict with free movement of services.
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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