Swedish derogation stands up in tribunal

The first reported AWR case has gone in the agency’s favour, confirming the legitimacy of the Swedish derogation model with employment rights and benefits.

On 29 May, Manpower won its case against a contractor in a tribunal over the agency’s AWR cost-mitigating pay between assignments employment contract.

Under AWR and the Swedish derogation model, contractors are not only entitled to equal treatment with permanent staff after 12 weeks, but payment between assignments. This pay is to cover a four week period, and is up to 50% of a contractor’s average monthly earnings.

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Colin’s thoughts


Having been a partner in his own accountancy practice, finance director for a private healthcare business, fellow of the Federation of Tax Advisers and a founder member of the Association of Employment Management Companies, Colin Howell has been well placed to contribute and advise both government and businesses alike.

It’s because of his understanding of tax, employment and contract law, along with the varied and challenging environment that umbrellas and providers operate in today, that we’ve set up this blog.

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