Corporate report: Employment Agency Standards (EAS) Inspectorate: annual report, 2016 to 2017

This report describes the performance and achievements of the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) between 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

The main role of EAS is to ensure compliance with the provisions of The Employment Agencies Act 1973 (as amended), and associated Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (as amended). The legislation requires employment agencies to treat temporary workers fairly. It also makes sure all employment agencies abide by specified minimum standards of conduct.

Corporate report: Employment Agencies Standards Inspectorate: Business Impact Target

Our business impact target (BIT) assesses the economic impact of regulation on businesses, and aims to reduce that regulation. This is in line with the obligations set out in the Enterprise Act 2016 and the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015.

Qualifying Regulatory Provisions (QRPs) are regulatory activities which are scored against the BIT. Non-Qualifying Regulatory Provisions (NQRPs) are regulatory activities which are excluded from the BIT.

Regulators are required to publish lists of both QRPs and NQRPs.

Find out more about the BIT.