Employment agencies: handling payment in the entertainment, sport and modelling sectors

Closed 20 Apr 2022

Opened 9 Feb 2022


Employment agencies in the entertainment, sport and modelling sectors can charge work-finding fees to businesses or workers. This is an exception to the general rule for employment agencies.

Some of these agencies are using what is known as ‘the agency supplement’ model to do so. Some concerns have been raised that this model of charging fees and paying workers is not compliant with the current rules.

This consultation seeks evidence on the best way to respond, by assessing whether to maintain the current legal position or amend the relevant legislation.

Read the consultation document on GOV.UK.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Employment advisers
  • Businesses


  • Workplace rights