Hi all Sorry if this has been asked / written about elsewhere. I'm new to supply teaching (I have read the threads offering advice to newbies). I've been offered a post with an agency who say that they only offer payment through umbrella companies - one or two in particular, that they would like me to use. I'm going to end up paying a lot in employers' NI contributions if I have to do this, (the agency offer a small 'uplift' in daily rate, but actually not enough to cover both the employers' NI contributions and the UC admin fees!) I spoke to another agency this afternoon and mentioned this; they were surprised - they said that legally agencies have to offer a choice between PAYE and UCs. Does anyone know if this is the case? Can I insist on the agency paying me via PAYE? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.