With the country facing uncertainties from the recent Brexit outcome, a leading specialist hopes for a ‘period of grace’ for the contracting sector.
Marcus Green director of Nova Contracting, commented, "The contracting sector has faced more than its fair share of legislative change and challenge in recent years and has shown itself to be flexible and resilient as it continues to meet the ever growing demand for temporary workforce.
"Now is not the time to add more rules and restrictions. As the process of Brexit unfolds and we begin to get a clearer picture of what it means to our economy, I hope there will be a period of grace for the sector, which makes a vital contribution to UK finances.
He added, “There are an estimated 1.2 million people on temporary, contract or interim assignments via a recruiter on any given day and that figure will continue to grow, particularly in the transport and logistics sector.
"Temporary workers will be an even more essential resource as recruiters respond to the period of uncertainty created during the negotiation period for the UK's new trading relationships. We don't know how long those negotiations will take, or what impact there will be on our sector, but we do know that contractors can provide vital flexibility to meet the challenge."