I registered with Aspire after they pestered me to sign up a few years ago. I shelled out for a CRB and that was it. No contact or offers of work. Last year I was chased by Aspire again. "It's different now," said the consultant, "the staff has changed." They kept at me and like a fool I signed up, paid for another CRB and never heard another word. It may be that there are tax advantages from having large numbers of people on your books. HMRC are currently giving me grief because they have returns from agencies I never worked for and are talking about "assumed income."