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Did they provide you with a contract / agreement for work?
There is nothing illegal with a refusal to accept invoices by the workers of a company. Whilst this may be the usual way of doing things, it is not set in stone in law anywhere and it is just common practice. So every company can decide what method of invoicing and payment works best for them and adopt it. So if they want you to submit a timesheet and then create an invoice themselves, they are perfectly entitled to do so. It may be against usual practice but it is certainly not unlawful. The key is that they should have the relevant terms in place and not in conflict with any other terms. There is a potential conflict here because your written terms do not reflect what actually happens and you can challenge them over this but all they have to do then is issue you with a new contract to reflect the current practice and that can then become the current enforceable practice. So in summary, it can certainly be acceptable for them to adopt a process like the one they have but they should ensure it is documented and agreed between the parties.
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potentially yes they can do, but obviously if this is how they want to play it then it is unlikely that many people would work for them and will swiftly move on so there has to be a reasonable middle ground and you can still try an rely on the current term you have in place to push them for quicker turnarounds because technically what they are currently doing is in breach of the contract you have in place
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