Directive approved October 2008. Must be implemented in UK law within three years

Consultation paper issued May 2009, consultation period ended 31 July 2009  

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010/93 in force on 1 October 2011

After 12 weeks' engagement, agency workers will be given equal treatment in terms of pay and conditions (excluding in relation to workplace pension schemes and sick pay schemes).

There will be no requirement to allow agency staff access to company pension schemes, although they will be subject to the auto-enrolment requirements from 2012.