Agency Regulations (Ltd Companies)

The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulations 2003 affects the supply of all temporary and contract staff, although the main aim of the legislation was clearly directed towards protecting the lower paid worker rather than the professional limited liability company contractor.

Since it was introduced in 2004, the DTI has agreed that the Limited Company contractor can choose to ‘Opt-Out’ of the regulations (except if the assignment involves working with children, the old or the infirm), so this becomes a choice you need to make. You can read further information and FAQs on opting out.

If you have decided that you do want to opt-out of the Regulations, then you will need to sign the Opt Out Notification which we will send to you. This should be signed in your capacity as a Director of your Limited Company (Supplier) and also in your capacity as the Consultant (Worker) who will be providing services. This Agreement should then be returned to your Account Manager.

The Regulations can be seen at www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2003/20033319.htm.

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