VAT – REC calls for HMRC to issue updated briefing for agencies

A major issue for recruiters has been the need for more clarity and consistency in the application of VAT rules for the supply of temporary staff in sectors such as healthcare, charities and financial services. The importance of ensuring a level playing field has been a key industry message back to Government and the REC has been in regular dialogue with HMRC on this issue.

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AWR latest – NI recruiters give their verdict

This week’s Policy Forum in Belfast provided the latest update on how the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) are impacting in Northern Ireland. The feedback underlined the significant cost and bureaucracy that agencies have had to absorb but also confirmed that the demand for flexible staffing had remained strong and was increasing in some sectors.

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Public sector resourcing – Procurement of recruitment services must protect safety and sustainability of supply, says REC

The REC has been in dialogue with Cabinet Office and the Government Procurement Service (GPS), following recent Government announcements on changes to public procurement procedures. Immediate priorities have been to underline the need to recognise quality and safety of supply and to collate the initial feedback from public sector recruiters.

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