ARC Network Meeting – January – FULLY BOOKED.

Date: Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (Registration from 13.30)

Location: CBI | Cannon Place | 78 Cannon Street | London | EC4N 6HN (Berners- Lee and Sharman rooms)

Our meetings allow you to network with colleagues, be kept informed on matters of the moment, voice your concerns about issues affecting recruitment businesses and find out more about how ARC suppliers can support your recruitment organisations.

Speakers: Dave Worboys, Risk Manager, Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate and Ian Jordan, Senior Policy Adviser (BEIS) on Implementing the reforms to agency workers’ employment rights announced in the Good Work Plan due in April 2020, including the format, timing and frequency of key information documents. Plus proposals for umbrella companies. 

Speaker: Greg Dean, Head of Large Employer Engagement Strategy at the National Apprenticeship Service on How recruitment businesses can benefit from the apprenticeship levy and funding rules up to July 2020.

How to book 

The meetings are free for ARC members and £50+VAT for non-members.  Non-members are very welcome to attend but are restricted to a maximum of two network meetings per calendar year.

Pre-registration is essential as places are limited. To book your place, please call us on 01273 777 997.

More information

Regulation 13A of the ‘Conduct Regulations’ (Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) introduces a requirement to provide a ‘Key information document’ for agency workers.

The new regulation comes into effect from 6 April 2020. After this date all new agency workers must be given a ‘Key information document’ before agreeing terms with an employment business.

The presentation is aimed to help employment businesses comply with the new regulations and are also be useful for hirers, intermediary or umbrella companies in the recruitment supply chain and agency workers.

The Conduct Regulations, or to give the legislation its full title, The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations were introduced to provide workers and hirers with minimum standards they could expect from private sector recruitment agencies and employment businesses.

The Agency Workers Regulations were designed to tackle discrimination against agency workers in the workplace and the low pay, and holiday and working time conditions they are frequently engaged on.

How recruitment businesses can benefit from the Apprenticeship Levy and funding rules up to July 2020, including making it possible for employers to share up to 25 per cent of their apprenticeship levy funds with businesses in their supply chain.

About the speakers 

Dave Worboys has been with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (and previous incarnations) for over 30 years, and has wide experience enforcing legislation, from UK export controls through to his current position with the Employment Agency Standards inspectorate who regulate he Employment Agencies Act 1973 and associated Regulations. His current role is as head of Risk, Intelligence, Performance and Stakeholder Engagement. .

Ian Jordan is a Senior Policy Adviser in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which he joined from the Cabinet Office in 2017. He leads on implementation of the reforms to agency workers’ employment rights announced in the Good Work Plan.

Greg Dean is Head of Large Employer Engagement Strategy at the National Apprenticeship Service. He came to the Civil Service ten years ago after 20 years in Further Education both as a College Director and as the joint owner of an Information Management Outsourcing Company that helped College’s in financial trouble. Greg initially acted as a Director in the National Employer Service and over the last 10 years has held many leadership roles but all involving employers and their workforce development involving Apprenticeships. Greg now leads the Large Employer Strategy for engagement with the largest of Apprenticeship Levy payers. Within this he also leads the Public Sector engagement on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Service.