Some agency’s have got very excited about the introduction of the IR35 rule coming into place and I have been advised by a variety of different sources that this is not because they are going to gain lots of commission. When I rang the umbrella companies, however, they would not give me a quote without insisting that I give them my agency name. Why asked time and again and apparently its because we get different rates depending on which agency we are working through. Some agencies have contributed to the fees of the umbrella company. So why is it that the maximum £24 is being charged by most of them?