2010 Bribery Act and Umbrella Companies
According to the 2010 Bribery Act, recruitment agencies are not allowed to induce contractors into joining particular umbrella companies.
Umbrella companies are not allowed to pay ‘commission’ for those contractors induced by theri agency to join the umbrella company.
These are seen as bribes and come under the 2010 Bribery act.
Although it is illegal, this practice is fairly common in the industry.
No case has ever been brought against any recruitment company or umbrella company for doing so.