Almost two-thirds of U.K. companies are taking advantage of loopholes to the equal pay provisions of the EU’s Agency Workers Directive, the Financial Times reports. The new regulations were expected to cost U.K. companies up to £1.8 billion more for contingent labor a year. Companies that have found ways to side-step the rules have contained their increased costs to less than 10 percent. Other companies have seen their contingent worker costs rise by up to 50 percent. Read more here.