I've been looking into registering with some agencies and I've seen on here various comments to the effect that many (all?) agencies mandate workers to go down the umbrella company route for wage payments. AIUI that's going to mean at the least a reduction in net income, along with more admin and form checking and will also make it more difficult to accurately calculate estimated net income per week. With that being so, what success has anyone had in saying 'no' to UC's and to require PAYE payment if working through the agency? The general consensus appears to be 'stay away from a UC', with the alternative that a workaround appears to be that if one's forced to take the UC route, then to hold out for an extra £20 or so per day to counteract the additional fines, whoops I mean, fees (am terrible with my keyboard sometimes!) charged via the UC procedure. Regarding subjects and locations, I'd be looking to take on Cover Supervisor or maths one-to-one/tutoring support roles in the Peterborough area. I'll read back on here to get the gist of what's been said previously, but if anyone's got any 2020 information I'd be pleased to hear it. Thx all.