The REC are set to meet with the Liberal Democrats party at their annual part conference in Birmingham next week, as part their role of representing the recruitment industry. They are aiming to further highlight the value of flexible working in the UK.
The REC will be hosting an event alongside the PCG, and employment minister Ed Davey which will seek to outline the key role that a flexible workforce can play in the recovery of the UK economy. Gillian Econopouly, REC Head of Policy, believes that this will give them a “great opportunity to get the [recruitment] industry’s messages across.”
“Over the coming weeks, we will be picking up on the latest political undercurrents that will set the agenda for the next 12 months. We will also be providing an industry perspective on issues such as driving business growth, employment regulation, public sector reform and flexible working.”
“Our underlying message to political and business leaders is the value that the recruitment industry brings to the UK economy and labour market. Party conferences are a unique platform for driving this point home.”
The liberal democrats have recently shown their support for the abolition of IR35 legislation, and following correspondence with the Prime Minister the REC will hope that this event will help them underline the importance of their insistence for an early AWR review.
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