Are agency staff employed on the site?
Yes, there are times when labour is sourced through agencies, or principal labour suppliers as they are sometimes known. As part of the sub-contracting agreements, we ensure that their terms and conditions comply with CNIM’s Good Practice Guide and UK Legal Obligations. Any vacancies given to agencies are required to be advertised locally. Sole traders are also given the opportunity to apply for vacancies through dedicated companies that meet our policies.
What proportion of staff are employed through agencies?
It is unlikely we will have a clear figure until we reach the end of the construction project as many companies are still coming forward to take part.
Are umbrella companies being used?
No. We have agreed that there will not be any umbrella companies involved in the project.