I replied to an ad for teachers at a local tuition centre. It was run by qualified teachers, and I was offered a fair wage - more than I got as an FE tutor. I was to be classed as self-employed. We discussed classes I could take over from the tutor who left, and began teaching. First month I handed in my invoice late, told it was too late now, it would be paid next month. Second month I handed in 2 months' worth, told it was not laid out properly, apparently there were different rates for different types of class (I never had anything in writing about how to lay out an invoice) but she would sort it out. A week later I reminded her, she said she'd do it, and didn't. End of month, business closed without notice. I asked how to lay out my invoice - nothing. So I followed my husband's advice, decided on a fair figure and submitted again. Nothing. Now, the reason the business closed is serious family illness. So I get that things are really tough. But I am owed about £600 and as I have just three hours a week apart from this one, and pay 25 per cent of my pay to an agency, I would like it in my bank. CAB just rings and rings. Anyone got any advice or experience? Apart from, don't do it again?!