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In the circumstances the agency can insist that the payments are processed through the umbrella company. Their argument that the work done was during the period when you were through an umbrella company is legally sound. That is what the contractual arrangement would have been at the time so regardless of when you invoice them, what would be relevant is when the work that gave rise to these payments was carried out. So if they refuse to pay you, it would not be possible for you to make a claim against them under your Ltd company as there would have been no contractual relationship between the two. As such it would have to go through the umbrella company. I suggest you process the payments for one last time through them and then you at least know that everything going forward will go through the Ltd company.
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The only legal issue would be from a tax perspective and I cannot advise on that, but if you have asked HMRC and they have said it is ok then it is unlikely that there is an issue there. Apart from that there is nothing specific in law which says they must pay you that way but if it was to go to court they can justify why they refused to pay the way you wanted. So in effect – they are not obliged to, but they have grounds to insist on it. Hope this clarifies?