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Tutoring agencies are "flouting the law"

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by adamcreen, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

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  2. briancant

    briancant Occasional commenter

    I'm self employed but use several of these agencies, one of whom takes payment and then pays be 80% later. I've found them all to be very good and I choose to be self employed. Over regulation kills most industries and is in danger of killing the whole economy of this country. As long as tutors and parents have possession of all the facts it is down to them to make the correct decisions, not the bloated state.
  3. tutor314

    tutor314 New commenter

    I am following this situation with great interest. I'm currently in the early stages of setting up a small tuition centre. Most tutors I speak with that are interested in joining the team would like to be self employed. They wish to choose own hours, be able to refuse work, work for other agencies and this would mean using zero hour contracts with employees. I'm not too sure what is to gain from this, who wins? However, I'm very cautious, would love some clearer guideline's, as right now it all appears to be a bit of a messy business.
  4. briancant

    briancant Occasional commenter

    I've also thought about tutoring centres but I think it would be hard to make money unless you were in London or a big wealthy city. I don't know but I assume as a centre your role is to introduce clients to tutors and tutors pay you for this along with 'rental' of space in the centre. In this way you are effectively working for them and the parents (or at least providing a service). I would consider setting up a centre abroad, most countries don't have the big state interference that we do (the socialist soviet state of the UK that we've become, under a conservative government I might add).

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