BoardroomThe British Government has recently published its response to a consultation on whether recruitment agencies should be banned from advertising vacancies in other European Economic Area (EEA) countries without also advertising them in Great Britain and in English.

The present legislation regulating British-based recruitment agencies is silent on where, and in what language, British-based vacancies are advertised, meaning that they may advertise roles in other EEA countries without giving workers in Britain the opportunity to apply. However, a poll of business representatives, recruiters, trade unions, Government bodies and individuals found that a proposed new regulation requiring agencies to ensure that all British roles advertised in the EEA are also advertised in Britain, in English, would help achieve the Government’s aim of creating a level playing field for workers in Britain.
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