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i am back home for the summer holidays. my new job means i dont get paid for the summer this yr so im going back to my old agency for some temp work.


i have 2 weeks work 18 miles north from my house. however the agency asked if i would pick up another worker from their main office (20 miles south of my house)


i have agreed to collect him for the first day but i am curious as to mine an the other workers rights. if the agency aked me to collect him from the office are they required to give me travel expenses?


i am more worried that they will ask me to approach my colleague for petrol money. the work is very low pay so i would rather not ask.


i have emailed the agency regarding this are said i am happy to do it as long as i am renumerated for fuel and time - it will put an extra 2 hours on my day.


any advice/ reference to appropriate legislation would be perfect.


thanks in advance

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I think you have done the right thing. If they are asking you to do this, then it is only right that they agree to you being compensated - a 40 mile round trip at 40p per mile (standard HMRC business mileage rate) gives you £16.00 or £32.00 if you are asked to also take him home. Alternatively, he makes his own way to your house and you agree to share the fuel cost for journey sharing.


There is no legislation to support this - it is a request for a favour, and as such, if they are keen for you to do this then you are entitled for somebody to reimburse your costs. The 40p per mile is what HMRC agree is an appropriate rate for using one's own car for business, which should contribute towards fuel, wear and tear, and maybe in your case some of the time taken. You can't be forced to do this (and I certainly wouldn't want to be bound by it on a daily basis) unless it is agreed in your contract. If it is a regular arrangement, you may also just need to check that your insurer has no issues, although this is most unlikely.

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It is unfair to ask you to do this without fair recompense for the extra mileage

20+20+18+18+20+20 116 mile per day 14 days with petrol prices today they are ''Taking you for a ride'' must make a big dent in your wages, you must insist

that you are paid on the proper scale of payments I believe the AA has scale

accepted by HMRC for this kind of use of a private vehicle.

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thanks for the reply guys.


will see how monday goes and keep you posted.


simply put its another case of people desperate for work and people willing to take advantage!

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Any update?


update: spoke to the agency yesterday and they said that the (now 2) lads should 'spot me some money for picking them up'


i told him my point of view that they arranged me to pick them up ( i had never worked with these lads before) therefore they should be responsible for paying my extra mileage. he then said that the TSA should sort it out.


i have never put down any mileage before so i dont no how that will work.


gonna speak to the big boss tommorow and see if they will just stick and extra 30 quid on my wages.

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the agency gets paid extra to employ you so i think they should


as the agency gets extra then for the other workers so in effect you earning those money and you are not getting any


tell them my friend if not tell them no sorry as your financial needs etc

your to honest and being taken for a ride

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it gets even worse.


got a phone call at 6pm today saying i'm not needed tomorrow and Friday but maybe for the weekend.


quick couple of questions:


1) if the agency tell me that i am working from 9-3 but i am sent home at 1 (due to all work being done) are they still obliged to pay me for the full day?


2) am i entitled to time and a half if i work sunday?


the only comfort im getting from this is that i will be earning more money than my consultant in september.


thanks for the advice guys

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I have had the misfortune of having to work for an agency since xmas and i have come to the conclusion that they are being used by companies to get round the employment laws. I work with some agency employees that have been working for the same company for more then 2yrs.


Anyway i,m diggress (that spelling looks wrong but hey ho


If you get sent home early because you WANTED TO EMPRESS AND DO THE JOB QUICKLY AND WELL!!! you will only get paid for the actual hours you work (unless you get a boss who is kind and adds a few hours to your timesheet)


You should get paid time n half for weekends and bankholidays


Also check that you are earning holiday pay on top of your hourly rate and that it is not included in the hourly rate.


You should be getting 4hrs holiday pay for every 38hr week ( rough estimate)

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it gets even worse.


got a phone call at 6pm today saying i'm not needed tomorrow and Friday but maybe for the weekend.


quick couple of questions:


1) if the agency tell me that i am working from 9-3 but i am sent home at 1 (due to all work being done) are they still obliged to pay me for the full day?


2) am i entitled to time and a half if i work sunday?


the only comfort im getting from this is that i will be earning more money than my consultant in september.


thanks for the advice guys


As agency they can send you for as little or as much as needed.


This sounds like an agency thats main area of business is "industrial" they have always seemed dodgier than those who mainly deal with commercial/office work to me.


I spent a few weeks working in the office of an industrial agency, and its truly shocking how they behave. My advice to you would be to keep an eye on what holiday you should be accruing, and ensuring that you get all of it - the agency I worked for used to deduct as many as 3-4 days when paying out all holidays for ex workers, as a nice little earner for themselves.


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