I have spent a considerable amount of time looking at Martin Lewis site And I’m still confused. ive been with ranstad agency for two and a half years and have generally had work with them most weeks, sometimes odd days, sometimes a weeks booking. Like everyone else often nothing the first few weeks of term. . In February 2020 I started a regular 3 days week covering a teacher on long term sick leave. The end date of this was never known as they had no idea when the regular teacher would return. However then lockdown hit March 23 and I stopped working. I have been told by my agency I won’t get any furlough pay as I had t been in that actual position for long e ouch to warrant furlough. Gee thanks for that. from what I gather they are not legally bound to pay. But I don’t know. I was furious as my agent guy had been bragging how he was furloughed and having a great time with his family off work whilst being paid his 80%. And I get nothing. The teacher I’m covering will still be getting paid. Where do I stand?? I’m thinking that if the agency doesn’t do anything I will apply directly to schools for future work from September and May and explaining how I’ve been treated by the agency and plus they would be financially better off by not using an agent. I think by September time there would have also been a long enough period that I wouldn’t or they wouldn’t be breaching any legal conditions by giving me work directly. I’Schools have always given me very positive feedback and specifically ask for me back.