The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 come into effect on 1 October 2011.  The Government has now published amending regulations to correct amongst other things a drafting error in the definition of agency worker.  The amending regulations alter the definition of an agency worker in regulation 3(1) from someone who has a contract of employment “....or any other contract to perform work and services personally for the agency” to “….or any other contract with the agency to perform work or services personally”.  The original wording meant that agency workers who were hired to provide work and services personally for the hirer which is the most common situation would not have been covered by the regulations.