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Outside IR35 banned
Division: Contingent Labour
Accepted a role here during height of pandemic. Day rate was quite poor and had to use one of four "recognised" umbrellas. There was no SDS and "policy" was contractors had to use "recognised" umbrella. Only took role as I hadn't worked for months and have never worked with such a collection of poorly skilled contractors (you truly do get what you pay for). Luckily found something else once market recovered and left contract early. Umbrella also messed up my timesheets and I was underpaid for weeks.
Posted anonymously
26 days ago
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End client
MBDA
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: NA
Part 4: Approx. 400 contractors on the verge of leaving or being replaced as risk of leaving is too high, atmosphere is as toxic as it was last year, feeling unsupported, rejected and powerless due to a cloak and dagger approach taken by what seems like jealous ill-informed hatters dictating their personal opinions in secret outside of regulation hidden behind an email address. Thanks a lot…
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
End client
MBDA
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: NA
Part 3. This will only result in fractured relationships between managers and contract staff who will now likely go elsewhere creating a big void that permanent employees have not and cannot fill.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
End client
MBDA
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: NA
Part 2 I've never expected sick pay nor do I need to bank holidays, that's for the Perms who are happy for others to dictate the rules to them.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
End client
MBDA
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: NA
Part 1: I received my determination three days before appeal required by E&Y. Incorrect answers used without any prior discussion as to my business affairs where they couldn't even get the notice period correct (reduced from 4 to 1 week). Manager not included in SDS but is aware I also work for others outside as well as my general working ethics and patterns. He also knows I have previously rejected other work/responsibility as I was not offered contract renegotiation which breached terms. Left both myself and manager anxious about future as he anticipates me leaving and needs replacement so I've as good as lost this work before I've even said or done anything.
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
End client
MBDA
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: NA
Not letting me add my full comment!
Posted anonymously
9 months ago
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BAE Systems
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Maritime
Advantage Group passed along Initial assessment (using CEST), which was done months before I started by BAE without engagement with role sponsor - deemed Inside - when I started the role. Was told I could Appeal once. Undertook my own assessment using CEST tool, highlighting on multiple occasions that the answers put on the CEST tool were wrong & that the role was Outside IR35, backing this up with reference to the contract Ts&Cs I had signed up to through Advantage. Second assessment undertaken by BAE in conjunction with role sponsor, after they confirmed initially assessment was part of batch assessment done before the need for this particular role was even there. Answers came back that Ts&Cs in contract don’t count for anything & despite having only been in the role a few days, BAE believed the majority of their answers in the CEST tool still stood. Will therefore have to leave before project completes. Seems to be just a facade of reviewing, with vast majority of roles Inside.
Posted anonymously
10 months ago
End client
MBDA
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: CSS
Using last years assessments by E&Y and have asked all PSC's to take a pay cut equivalent to the end hirers tax responsibilities.
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
End client
Advanced
IR35 u-turn made
Beep beep beep company reversing.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
MBDA
IR35 u-turn made
360 degree u-turn in current unprecedented times, Business as usual contract renewed to continue under PSC outside IR35. SDS determination conducted are deemed null and void, further may need to re-baselining as per output from IR35 inquiry in House of Lords; cant be used against you according to advice from IPSE and QDOS, insurance covers the risk of litigation and liability claims.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
IR35 u-turn made
Division: Product Delivery
JLR statement - "you decide how you want to declare yourself". Thanks for nothing. JLR blanket declared everyone inside, so anyone who now says they're outside for the next year is going to be in a really bad place if they get investigated.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
BAE Systems
Unfair IR35 assessment
Silence from the agency just forwarding emails they receive from BAE. No advice on options or support. Everyone has summited appeals but after blanket assessments we are expecting copy and paste replys to appeals.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
BAE Systems
Unfair IR35 assessment
Silence from the agency just forwarding emails they receive from BAE. No advice on options or support. Everyone has summited appeals but after blanket assessments we are expecting copy and paste replys to appeals.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Advanced
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Advanced 365
Advanced are not taking any PSC contractors after contract end date. All new contracts within PAYE and no rise in rates as it's not their doing!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
BAE Systems
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Project Management
HMRC CEST tool was used, This has been a blanket role based determination, which we recieved at the start of February. We have 45 days to appeal which i have. But with my contract up on the 5th April, i feel like i will be forced inside or nothing. It has caused a lot of consternation with the contractors and we are struggling to resources as it is.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Advanced
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Advanced 365
Used the cest tool but decided on the answers after a chat with us.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
easyJet
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: IT
The mask of individual assessments is just that. An effective blanket ban in place and all individual assessments are based around new reworded contracts that ensure everyone is inside. Most PSCs are leaving, others have gone perm.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
easyJet
Unfair IR35 assessment
Only permie and inside options possible. Outside options are currently out of question.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
easyJet
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
Blanket decision, everyone put inside IR35, they are pretending to go through the assessment. Agree with other negative comments, judging by the positive ones, some people think it has been something it isn't. They should check independently. No one has been found outside and there is no appeal or discussion, not a genuine process and contracts are even being reworded with clauses removed to remove possiblilty of ever being found outside. Dozens leaving, most mid-programme.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
easyJet
IR35 fairly assessed
Individual assessment and meeting with manager and HR, can continue as PSC inside
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
easyJet
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: People
Individual SDS using CEST tool, offered private consultation with HR and Advantage plus FAQ's. Contractual terms to be changed post April 6th to mitigate risk of future HMRC investigation. Handled well overall.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
easyJet
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: HR
Well managed from HR and employment tax team.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
BAE Systems
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Maritime Services
Batched assessment not related to anything in the contract. Appeal process gives almost no time for a solution to be found. Lots of contractors look like they will be moving on.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
MBDA
Outside IR35 by exception only
Division: No Comment
Not met or spoke to anyone yet who was found outside. Manager's are fuming, 380+ contractors potentially being lost at the same time.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
BAE Systems
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Maritime
Looks like a fair assessment was done and I am outside IR35
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
MBDA
Awaiting information
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
easyJet
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
Blanket decision for all new "contracts" offered
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
easyJet
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: IT
Received a personal CEST assessment - everyone was notified at the same time. There's also a follow up meeting planned to go through it. The HMRC assessment tool was used.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Juniper Networks
Division: Professional services
I am not sure what is the hard line. Last couple of months remaining
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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