When employed by an agency, I work as a Ltd Co contractor (rather than as a
PAYE contractor). I then use the services of a payroll company to manage my
expenses and deductions.
However, when I applied for a temporay position advertised recently,
an agency told me my employment was conditional on using their payroll
company, not my own.
Is it legal for an agency to impose these terms - ie. pending a job offer,
demand that I contract with another party in addition to themselves?
I can't afford to turn away work, but the potential for abuse here is such
that I've had to and hope this is an isolated case.
- posted 11 years ago