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BIS, The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has published guidance on the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 which will come into force on 1st October 2011.
As expected, the Regulations provide that agency workers who have been engaged for 12 consecutive weeks with an organisation, will have the same rights to pay, benefits, rest periods and holiday entitlements as permanent workers within that organisation even though they are hired on a temporary basis.
Organisations using agency workers will therefore need to budget for the increased costs and may decide that it is easier in some cases to employ workers direct.

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