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Schools: Employment Agencies

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many individuals teaching or managing in schools are paid through personal service companies (IR35), broken down by local authority; and what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on this matter. (146649)

[holding answer 2 July 2007]: The information requested is not collected centrally.

The decision whether to employ teachers and other school staff through personal service companies is a matter for individual schools or local authorities. Guidance is issued by the department with respect to safeguarding children and safer recruitment in education including through personal service companies. This guidance can be available in PDF format at the following URL:

http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk/default.aspx?PageFunction=productdetails&PageMode=spectrum&Productld=DFES-04217-2006&.