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Message 1 of 3: Peter Mayes on 27/11/2013
Hi all

In my role as editor of TrainerBase and confidant and coach to quite a number of members I am privvy to a range of operating protocols (often being asked to comment or advise on).

One such document was passed to me recently. It was from a lead training organisation looking for associates.

The document was quite a piece of work extending beyond a dozen pages with a raft of headings and clauses. I gave it a good scan and reported positively back to the member.

Whilst much of the document was what one would expect to be included in a contract there was one protocol that I had not seen expressed before and for which I commend the company:

They stated explicitly that they would only pay remuneration into a Business Bank account.

A while ago I undertook a survey about learning and development practicewas and startled by the near 20% of respondents who indicated that they did not have a business bank account and I presumed were therefore 'trading' in contravention of many, probably most of the main banks terms. I reviewed three of the major banks ToS and all stated that a personal current account is not for 'trading' purposes.

In a sector that is populated with jobbing and hobby trainers; having a business account must suggest a seriousness of intent. Perhaps purchasers could review their contract terms and only engage with practitioners who are 'eligible' (under financial rules) to trade a service for remuneration outside that of an employment status.

Peter
AKA Ed
Founder and Editor of TrainerBase
Helping business and other organisations find trainers.

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