Statutory Instruments

2010 No. 93

Terms And Conditions Of Employment

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010


20th January 2010

Laid before Parliament

21st January 2010

Coming into force

1st October 2011

The Secretary of State is a Minister designated for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(1) in relation to employment rights and duties(2).

The Secretary of State makes these Regulations—

(a)in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 and sections 15(1), (2) and (5) and 82(3) of, and paragraphs 7, 8 and 15(1) of Schedule 3 to, the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974(3), (“the 1974 Act”); and

(b)independently of any proposals submitted by the Health and Safety Executive under section 11(3) of the 1974 Act.

The Secretary of State has consulted the Health and Safety Executive and such other bodies as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate, as required by section 50(1AA) of the 1974 Act(4).


1974 c.37. Section 15(1) was substituted by the Employment Protection Act 1975 (c.71), section 116 and Schedule 15, paragraph 6 and amended by SI 2002/794, article 5(2) and Schedule 2. Section 82(3)(b) was amended by the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (c.20), section 105(3)(a).


Section 50(1AA) was inserted by SI 2008/960, articles 3 16(1) and (2).