Years ago, when I started my employment in IT, I used to be on something called the sheltered placement scheme. Basically, I was employed by the sponsor and got the full salary, but the employer was only billed for an agreed percentage, meant to be related to my output. At a guess, around 15 years ago, I was taken of the scheme and employed directly by the employer, because of my output, compared to colleagues, was to high. Does such a scheme still exist, or is there an equivalent today? Note, I am in Scotland.