Reclaiming agency fees

I worked for an agency where they said they couldn’t pay me directly as I was a sole trader but recommended a company who I could send my time sheet to, they would submit it to the agency, the agency paid the company then they paid me. The company charged me a fee to do this. Is this a scam? Can I reclaim the money they charged me? Any advice appreciated. 


  • brettctabrettcta Forumite
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    Sounds like an umbrella company. If that’s what they are then no, it’s not illegal.
    helpful tips
    it's spelt d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y
    there - 'in or at that place'
    their - 'owned by them'
    they're - 'they are'
    it's bought not brought (i just bought my chicken a suit from that new shop for £6.34)
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