When you are an agency worker
You are an agency worker if you have a contract with an agency but you work temporarily for a hirer. Agencies can include recruitment agencies, for example temp agencies.
You are also an agency worker if you look for work through entertainment and modelling agencies.
You are not an agency worker if you:
find work through an agency but work for yourself - you may be self-employed
use an agency to find permanent or fixed-term employment - check with the company that hired you
take a pay between assignments contract - you are an employee of the agency
For further information on agency worker rights, please see GOV.UK's website.