I’ve just received an email from the Tutors Association about changes that have been made to the Employment Agencies act that affect the Tutiton Industry and there are 3 things that they list as impacting companies that supply tution services -
"You must be compliant with the Employment Agency’s Act and associated Conduct Regulations. Some more detailed examples are set out below:
- it is illegal to collect payment on behalf of tutors (self-employed or otherwise) that you introduce to clients unless your company (and not the tutor) is providing the tuition service – in which case you have to charge VAT on the tutor’s part of the fee in addition to your commission;
- it is illegal to charge tutors a fee (even if it is described in a different way such as ‘commission’) for introducing them to clients;
- agencies must fulfil the necessary safeguarding, health and safety and other checks required under the Act (these go beyond an Enhanced DBS)"
Please can Tutorful indicate to tutors how they are going to ensure they comply with these new requirements but the 31st December 2022?