Entertainment and modelling agencies

Exceptions for up-front fees for fashion and photographic models


If you supply photographic and fashion models, you cannot charge any up-front fees for work-finding services, which includes placing information about them in a publication on a website.

When can you charge fees?

You can still charge a fee to fashion and photographic models for:

  • including information about them in a publication - but you can only take the fee from earnings from work you have found for them
  • providing a work-finding service by means of commission or other fees from earnings - as long as the details of the fees are agreed in the terms of your agreement with them
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