28 Jul

As a result of a recent High Court decision, the operating model for many, perhaps most, tutor supply companies will have to change. The traditional, probably dominant, business model used by these companies is no longer viable in the changed legal environment. It is now illegal to run a tutoring business that: 

  • Charges tutors a fee (however it is formulated) for introducing them to clients; and
  • Collects tuition fees from clients on behalf of tutors.

And these are only two of the consequences of the recent decided case. Tutoring companies must now comply with The Employment Agencies Act 1973 and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (as both have been amended) (Agency Laws). 

This will necessitate changes to the commercial operations and contractual terms used for tutors and clients for those companies not yet within the laws and regulations. The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS) has enforcement powers and has already stated that it is willing to use them to bring about the changes needed in the industry.

If you are running or involved in a tutoring business and want to know if its is legally complaint, please log on to our online Q&A and we'll provide an answer. 

E: tutoring@contracts-direct.com

T: 0208 05 88902

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