APSCo’s specialist knowledge of the distinct challenges of the professional staffing sector and close working relationship with key Government departments means that it is uniquely placed to represent its members’ interests as Government consults before introducing new legislation.
Previous APSCo campaigns have helped improve the final drafts of recent bills, guidance, and pre-legislative agendas including IR35, the Agency Workers Regulations, the Conduct Regulations, intermediaries tax legislation, the off-payroll rules in the public and private sectors and the introduction of digital right to work checks.
APSCo’s approach is to consult widely with our membership to agree messages that we then represent to Government ministers, EU representatives, journalists, and opinion formers. Our robust approach and large membership ensure that APSCo’s views are pro-actively sought by those framing new policy. APSCo responds on behalf of its membership to all relevant Government consultation and engagement processes.
All of our Public Policy Briefings can be found here. This includes our policy focus for 2022 and briefings around specific topics as well as our post-budget and spring statement summaries.
Our Global Public Policy Director, Tania Bowers, has monthly meetings with Senior Policy Advisors at BEIS and bi-monthly meetings with the ASCOR working group, a joint government/industry initiative that has launched the JobsAware brand (formerly SAFERjobs). Read more about our recent activity here.
We are launching Public Policy and Legal Steering Committees for APSCo members in 2023. We want to establish a more structured route for member engagement and an opportunity for member representatives to publicise their involvement.
In the UK, this will comprise a committee for our UK recruitment members, one for OutSource and largest recruiters and lastly a brand new forum for our Trusted Partners globally. Please read more in the terms of reference.
If you are interested in a representative of your business being part of a steering committee or have more questions please contact [email protected]
APSCo members get access to our weekly Political Monitor produced by our Global Public Policy Director in conjunction with our public affairs advisers Cavendish Advocacy. The Political Monitor provides an expert summary and analysis of key political developments that affect the professional recruitment sector allowing members to stay in touch with emerging policy and assess its potential impact on their businesses.
The Political Monitor is emailed to APSCo members every week on Monday afternoon.