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Latest Activities

2022

Our Global Public Policy Director Tania Bowers and General Counsel Shazia Imtiaz have regular engagement with government departments and other stakeholders:

  • Meeting with Matt Warman MP, MP responsible for scope of Prime Minister's Future of Work review
  • HMRC’s Employment and Intermediaries Forum (formerly IR35 Forum) – Tania Bowers is a member
  • Marilyn Swain, Senior Policy Advisor BEIS – bi-monthly meetings
  • Ben Bruton, Head of Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate and EASI team – quarterly meeting
  • DfE, DHSC, Home Office, Cabinet Office, DIT – regular meetings
  • JobsAware (formerly Safer Jobs) – a joint industry/government initiative
  • Member of the CBI: Employment Taxes and other forums

June

May

  • Meeting with Justin Madders MP Shadow Minister for Employment Rights and the Labour Market 
  • Meeting with Cabinet Office Market Analyst Team on UK Recruitment Sector
  • APSCo writes to the Chancellor and Department of Health and Social Care to raise concerns around the rise in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and introduction of the Health and Social Care Levy

March

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September

  • APSCo meets with Lord Knight of Weymouth to discuss reform of the Apprenticeship Levy and how that reform – and the recruitment sector – can help with addressing skills shortages

August

July

  • APSCo submits joint FOI request with the REC asking for disclosure of risk assessment undertaken by Home Office to come to decision to revert to face-to-face checks and statistics on UK passport fraud during COVID concession period
  • Tania Bowers meets with Senior Policy Advisors in Home Office to discuss Right to Work checks and switch to permanent digital system
  • Tania Bowers meets with Liz Barclay, new Small Business Commissioner, BEIS

June

May

  • HM Treasury responds to APSCo’s Policy Focus
  • APSCo responds to Government consultation on portable and flexible apprenticeships
  • Tania Bowers meets with Kemi Badenoch, Treasury Secretary & Minister for Equalities and her team to discuss Off Payroll, employment status, the Apprenticeship Levy and Diversity
  • Tania Bowers meets with Paul Scully, BEIS Minister for the Labour Market and Prompt Payment/Small Business to discuss Off-Payroll, changes to pending changes employment recruitment regulation, regulating umbrella companies and prompt payment
  • APSCo, the REC, some joint Enterprise members and the RL100 write again to Priti Patel urging her to reconsider the Right to Work check scheduled to revert to "physical face to face" on 17th May

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December

  • APSCo attends Single Enforcement Body roundtable hosted by the Director of Labour Market Enforcement
  • Submission to BEIS Small Business Commissioner on increasing the Commissioner’s powers and scope

November

  • APSCo hosts Kevin Hollinrake PPS to Michael Gove at virtual member meeting
  • APSCo writes to National Tutoring Programme on behalf of education sector members to raise concerns about the tender process
  • APSCo submits evidence to House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee on the effect of Covid on the employment market

October

  • APSCo responds  to NASUWT about their ‘better deal for supply teachers’ 
  • APSCo writes to Gillian Keegan, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Apprenticeship & Skills with further proposals for broadening of Apprenticeship Levy
  • APSCo joint Brexit Statement with CBI
  • APSCo meets with Holly Lynch MP Shadow Immigration Minister
  • APSCo files submission to HMRC call for evidence on raising standards in tax advice
  • APSCo files submission to HMRC call for evidence on Disguised Remuneration Schemes
  • APSCo attends Roundtables with HMRC IR35 Forum on Disguised Remuneration, Finance Act and the impact on intermediaries and the umbrella supplier industry

September

  • APSCo meets with Business Secretary Alok Sharma MP, at BEIS round table on talent 
  • APSCo meets with Prime Minister's Office for Talent on bringing the brightest and best to Britain post Brexit

August

  • APSCo attends IR35 Forum Roundtable "Tax Advisors" Call for Evidence

July

  • APSCo submits evidence to the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Select Committee on  Post Pandemic Economic Growth
  • Letter to Gillian Keegan, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Apprenticeships and Skills outlining our recommendations around how the use of the Apprenticeship levy could be broadened

June

  • Letter to Jesse Norman asking for an extension of the SSP refund to those with more than 250 employees
  • Letter to Therese Coffey MP, Work and Pensions Secretary - signed by APSCo, ALP, TEAM and REC

May

  • APSCo submits evidence to the Treasury Committee on the Impact of Coronavirus to the UK Economy
  • Letter to the Chancellor

April

  • Letter to John Glen, Financial Secretary to HM Treasury 
  • A letter to Mel Stride, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee
  • Letter to Ed Miliband MP Shadow Business Secretary
  • Letter from APSCo and other stakeholders to Chancellor re: Agency and Umbrella Workers
  • Letter to Annaliese Dodds MP Shadow Chancellor

March

  • APSCo writes to Chief Executive of British Business Bank
  • APSCo Call To Arms - COVID-19 Template Letter to send to your MP

January/February

  • APSCo files response to consultation on ICO draft direct marketing code of practice
  • APSCo attends  2nd meeting with Jesse Norman MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury
  • APSCo co-chairs HMRC bi-monthly IR35 Forum
  • APSCo submits evidence to House of Lords Finance Bill sub-committee on IR35
  • APSCo meets with Christine Jardine MP, Liberal Democrat leadership candidate
  • APSCo meets with Steve Double MP, Vice-Chair of the SPPG on Migration
  • APSCo submits evidence to the APPG on migration 
  • APSCo meets with Jesse Norman, Financial Secretary to the Treasury to discuss review of IR35 implementation
  • APSCo writes to Chancellor urging for a delay to Off-Payroll rules in the private sector
  • APSCo publishes half year policy document
2019
  • APSCo publishes manifesto: The Changing Face of Work: Promoting the Value of Professional Talent  
  • APSCo invited to present evidence to the APPG on migration
  • APSCo invited to present evidence to Sir Aymos Morse on Independent Loan Charge Review 
  • APSCo meets with Craig Tracey MP, PPS to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to discuss professional recruitment within the economy
  • APSCo responds to consultation on Good Work Plan: One Sided Flexibility 
  • APSCo responds to HMRC Off Payroll Consultation
  • APSCo has one to one meetings with Ben Bradley MP; Ian Mearns MP – members of Education Select Committee
  • APSCo has one to one meetings with Baroness Garden and Lord Lucas – members of various APPGs concerning skills and employment
  • Mike Kane MP Shadow Minister for Schools attends APSCo dinner 
  • APSCo meets with Kate Green MP who introduces APSCo to the APGG on migration
  • APSCo meets with Mark Pawsey MP who then tables questions in parliament on post Brexit immigration policy
  • APSCo co-chairs bi-monthly HMRC IR35 Forum
  • APSCo attends bi-monthly CBI Employment Taxes Forum
  • APSCo attends quarterly meetings with Employment Agency Standards team and BEIS Policy Adviser
  • APSCo meets with Director of Labour Market Enforcement & Safer Jobs
  • APSCo launches monthly Brexit Journal 
2018
  • APSCo becomes co-chair of HMRC’s IR35 Forum, representing the non-HMRC members of the group
  • HMRC’s IR35 Forum becomes a sub-committee of their Employment & Payroll Group, which APSCo now sits on
  • APSCo meets with the Sir David Metcalf, Director of Labour Market Enforcement
  • APSCo engages with BEIS regarding four consultations in response to the Taylor Review
  • Legal and  Compliance briefing on Taylor 'Good Work' review
2017
  • APSCo engages with BEIS on The Taylor Review recommendations, and provides submission
  • APSCo surveys members on impact of the off-payroll rules in the public sector
  • APSCo lobbies Conservative backbench MPs and the Treasury regarding the possible extension of the off-payroll rules into the private sector
  • APSCo 2017 Manifesto, Brexit & Beyond published and sent to 50 MPs and decision makers
  • APSCo is first recruitment body to give evidence to the Matthew Taylor Review on modern working practices
  • APSCo responds to Independent Review on Modern Working Practices
  • APSCo is successful in getting revisions to the Off-payroll Rules in the Public Sector
  • APSCo has various meetings and communications with the Government regarding the Apprenticeship Levy
  • APSCo liaises with the Crown Commercial Service & the Department for Education regarding the proposed supply teacher framework
  • APSCo meets with Resolution Foundation
  • APSCo responds to Child & Family Social Work National Assessment and Accreditation System
2016
  • APSCo lobbies MPs on proposed off-payroll working in the public sector tax changes
  • APSCo responds to consultation on off-payroll working in the public sector
  • APSCo continues as a member of HMRC’s IR35 Forum
  • APSCo sits on the Professional Assurance Group for Public Sector Resourcing (PSR) liaising with the Crown Commercial Service
  • APSCo EU Manifesto Informing the Debate published and sent to MPs and stakeholders
  • APSCo lobbies German Government on AÜG reform
2015
  • APSCo is successful in getting significant concessions to reporting requirements
  • APSCo responds to consultation on travel and subsistence tax relief
  • APSCo responds to consultation on IR35 Review
  • APSCo writes to Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, about recruitment in the healthcare sector
  • APSCo lobbies on proposals for rate caps in the NHS
2014
  • APSCo lobbies on onshore and offshore proposals
  • APSCo has various meetings HMRC regarding Finance Bill changes
  • APSCo lobbies on reporting requirements
2013
  • APSCo continues to lobby on tax avoidance 
  • Offshore employment intermediaries consultation
  • APSCo meets with HMRC on numerous occasions regarding tax avoidance proposals
  • House of Lords Select Committee on Personal Service Companies
  • Onshore Employment Intermediaries consultation
2012
  • Recruitment Supply Chain business forum
  • Launch of APSCode – RPO & MSP code of conduct
  • APSCo meets Government Procurement Service
  • APSCo joins Security Clearance Forum
  • APSCo meets Treasury and HMRC re off-payroll arrangements
  • APSCo responds to Controlling Persons consultation – Government backs down
  • APSCo meets Chair of Public Accounts Committe