Recession rates

Paul Mooney paul.mooney at
Tue Mar 10 18:57:28 GMT 2009

On 10 Mar 2009, at 18:15, Chris Jack wrote:
> The truth is, once you've been had once in this way, you ask what  
> your agent is taking and refuse contracts where the rake is  
> excessive. This in itself acts as a brake on agencies taking the  
> Michael. I think 17.5% is fairly usual in the city nowadays - but  
> I'm not currently working through an agency so don't quote me.

I've only done 3 contracts through an agency but I've never had the  
agent get more than 12.5%.

Also I've not noticed a drop in the amount of agents ringing me up so  
I presume the market is till fine.

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