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So, what exactly are their overheads?

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by HS65, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. HS65

    HS65 Occasional commenter

    I was in today ‘negotiating’ with an agency, listening to them as they tried to persuade me there’s weren’t making much on me from a school and how they can’t pay much more ...... I had the office manager wheeled out on me who pretty much told me that on top of what they pay me it costs them £50 before they can take any profit.
    So, what do they have to pay out for? Anyone know?
  2. The-Gaffer

    The-Gaffer Occasional commenter

    I suppose the quick answer is; write down all your household bills and then add a salary for every one employed

    They need to pay rent, bills, insurance etc
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  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Salaries mostly
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  4. educ80

    educ80 Occasional commenter

    Salaries, Commissions, Office Space, Content of Offices (laptops, phones etc), Membership to NCTL/DBS/Barred List etc, Job Board membership, Database costs, Insurances, payroll, HR functionality.

    Depends on the size of the organization, but Id still say £50 per day is a total lie. Problem is, they don't have to prove it to you. Agencies do have to pay NI contributions at 12.8% as well as pension contributions (and maybe apprenticeship levy) but
  5. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    OP didn't say £50 a day but I think that £50 a week is probably too small.

    Realistically though we're talking about the agents' Christmas Bonus here. And what lies and half-truths have to be delivered in that cause?
  6. HS65

    HS65 Occasional commenter

    They did say £50 a day ..... we we’re discussing UPS3 and her calculator showed that it would ‘cost’ them £252 before they even thought about commission on top.

    There was talk of NI, pension payments going into a pot and apprenticeship levy as mentioned above.
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