I was offered a job by a local school after a new agency I signed up to sorted out an interview for this post - I had three agencies approach me with this job. My old agency were pretty useless in finding me work, hence the three! I have had very little supply since September so have had to cancel my union membership as without work I can't afford the sub. The union I used wouldn't offer me help with my issue for obvious reasons. I was made aware that the agency use an umbrella for earnings and persuaded me that this expense lark was worth doing. However having researched this, I found out about the changes in April and contacted the umbrella and my agency contact asking to be put on the agency's PAYE payroll as I refuse to do this expenses stuff on various grounds. The agency didn't even acknowledge my e-mail but the umbrella got back to me with a new contract - I refused to sign the umbrella's old one - and I noticed various clauses in there, such as exclusivity for work and other clauses which I don't agree with. Does anyone know what more I can do in order that I get the job - it starts straight after half-term - and not be lumbered firstly with a restrictive umbrella contract and secondly I end up on the agency payroll NOT the umbrella PAYE payroll? I assume the agency must legally have their own PAYE payroll. I am not going to contact the school as I assume they wash their own hands once they bring agencies on board and they have arrangements with whoever brings them teaching staff.