So after being forced to invoice as self employed rather than be paid through PAYE I took on a long term job and asked how the AWR would affect me. Agency put off giving me an answer then new consultant told me they still apply to me. This was in October. I have now done 12 weeks and they are trying to tell me that as I am self employed the AWRs don't apply and my full 2 and a half terms at a school has to be at their original flat fee. Well if I am self employed shouldn't I set me fee?? I can't believe they have lied to me and it explains why after being off sick for half a term that the school didn't ditch me for someone else. They have obviously been told I'm their cheapest option. They are now looking into it for me at the agency but never called me back today when they said they would. My argument was that they are my employers, I just sort out my tax and NI. They get me work and liaise with the school etc. I have to get the school to sign their time sheet etc. So, do I have a leg to stand on??