The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and APSCo OutSource have written to Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), as well as Minister Paul Scully MP, Grant Shapps MP and DLME Margaret Beels, calling for a consultation with recruitment sector leaders before the agency workers’ legislation is amended.
Responding to reports that the Government plans to repeal a legal ban on agency staff filling in for workers on strike, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has warned that such a move would breach international labour standards.
Hiring levels across the South of England continue to grow with Q2 recruitment levels set to rise by 15.7% year-on-year despite vacancies in April dropping by 8.4% month-on-month. That’s according to recent research from APSCo.
Data indicates that professional interim vacancies in England and Wales have stagnated, with Q1 2022 experiencing a 0.2% quarter-on-quarter fall in London and the rest of the country seeing a decrease of nearly 9%. That’s according to recent research from APSCo.
Responding to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which shows that vacancies reached new highs of 1,300,000 between March and May 2022 while the unemployment rate continued to fall, APSCo has warned that the UK’s economic stability is at risk unless swift action is taken.