Well, I had a conversation with my client - about offering to go permanent rather than messing around trying to get out of my contract with my agent... Let me just it didn't go how I thought...
It seems my client likes the premium of freelance contractors flexibility. Though this is not new news - it shocked me in as much that they are not so interested in making me permanent.
The offer I made was reasonable and so I thought : but a little to rich for my client. Well what can I say I am worth it.
So as a result of this meeting I feel slightly under minded and a little less welcome. However the silver lining in this semi dark cloud is that my client has made good progress on direct invoicing. It seems my agent is dragging there heals. Which to be far to them it is their prerogative as they don't want to loose the money
My client is activity looking at forcing the issue with agent. It seems that not only are they looking at a complete buy out but a maybe squeeze of there margins!! Interesting power play...
However, is could all fall out of bed due the new law that came in to affect back in October : regard freelance contractors and holiday & sick pay after 12 weeks of work for the same client. This doesn't will never effect me as I am a private ltd company and provide a service to a client and agent but my client need to due process on this.
I also brought to there attention ir35 laws which I personally believe is there biggest worry and one that defines how we all work. This bit of legislation will probably end up making all contractors for my client permanent.