The Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on all aspects of society, both socially and economically. Some industries have been more severely impacted than others, the worst affected industries include travel and transportation, retail, entertainment, hospitality and manufacturing.
Brexit is changing a number of things and temporary labour is no exception. The UK is set to introduce a Points Based Immigration System for European Nationals which will add paperwork and process to the previous freedom of movement.
An important recent ruling has set the tone for agency workers who apply for internal vacancies at the companies that they are working at.
In December 2020, The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that agency workers are not entitled to apply for and be considered for vacancies on the same terms as directly recruited employees under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR).
Changes to IR35 legislation were due to be implemented in April 2020 but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Government announced in March 2020 that the IR35 reform was being delayed by a year until April 2021 to allow for a focus on business survival rather than increasing the compliance load at a time of uncertainty.
The 12-month delay gave companies the opportunity to prepare further, but if you are honest, are you really ready?
What is IR35?
The furlough scheme is coming to an end at the end of October and it will be replaced with the Job Support Scheme from November 2020 until 30th April 2021.
Are you enjoying remote working? Or do you prefer going back to the office? Or maybe you are in between the two?
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to affect every single area of our lives, the labour market remains under severe pressure, but there are early signs that the decline is slowing.
Topics: Temporary labour supply chain
Working in the care sector has long been the preserve of those who really want to make a difference to people’s lives. Those that have chosen to invest their time into a career in care have experienced the benefits that it can bring, but there are still huge gaps in the numbers of people needed.
If your organisation hires temporary and contract workers, you may have considered appointing a company to manage this on your behalf. You may have heard the terms master vendor and neutral vendor, but do you know what the key differences are? To help you with this we have put together this guide to highlight the key differences.
The benefits of managing agency labour spend effectively includes cost-savings, legislative compliance and a more engaged supply chain. Despite this, management of agency spend is not always prioritised.
The facts are, that it can be difficult to get right - particularly if you operate in multiple locations with many different suppliers.
We have compiled six ways to help you better manage agency labour - and save money.
Topics: Saving money on agency labour