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Capita

IR35 u-turn made
Division: Link Funds Solution
No decision was made regarding IR35 until the week before contract expires on 26/03/20. Was a difficult and stressful thing chasing for update with the HR but it was worth the wait. A new contract outside IR35 was received on the same day HMRC announced deferral to next year
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Unfair IR35 assessment
SDS provided by client x3 times outside IR35, Capita requested client to manipulate answers each time to try and manipulate the SDS to be inside. Luckily the IR35 2021 referral has come at the right time.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Capita PCSE
PWC Tools No SDS Projects will be impacted as Capita don’t have the internal knowledge to deliver. The contractors are leaving on 3rd April Atmosphere- most of us work from home I have felt a lot better
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
EDF Energy
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Bluelab
Assessments were done on an individual basis, but CEST tool not used. Seems ALL Capita contractors fall inside of IR35. Was told that line manager was consulted during assessment, but my 2 line managers were not consulted.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Gatwick Airport
Outside IR35 banned
Decision made late. Notice given without any explanation why. Most contractors affected and unhappy. Other contractor still uncertain what is happening.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Gatwick Airport
Outside IR35 banned
Very late in determination. Assessments only available if requested. Information being drip-fed by agency, poor support from agency. Many contractors still don't know what to do. Atmosphere very unsettled amongst contractors who feel they are being dumped on.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Unfair IR35 assessment
Pwc and CEST - Capita policy is " If there is a undetermined result, the role will be treated as in scope"
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Permanent roles only
Division: It
Non negotiable, you're outside. Inside contractors will end by the end of 2020. No Contractors grub 2021.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
SITA
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: IT
They used the CEST tool back in January and allowed us to choose some of the answers. Certain roles are all inside others roles appear to be all outside. Projects will be impacted, there's no doubt of that as I believe most contractors will leave who are deemed inside. The lack of communication from "above" within the company regarding this is astounding. As of 28th Feb contractos have not been told what will happen.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Capita Group
lip service paid to individual assessments done by PWC - but in reality everyone has simply been designated inside, and they have said they will not sign 'outside' contracts in future. Project looks like it will be impacted severely as all the contractors are looking at their options.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Capita IT services
"We believe most roles performed by contingent workers will be in scope of IR35, and, after 6 April, we will not engage personal services companies (PSCs) for new roles, or extensions to current roles, that are determined to be in scope."
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: IT
Initial and slow outside assessment carried out by PwC with no feedback provided and assumption from many contractors is a blanket inside IR35 approach to contractors
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Group
Used PWC assessment tool that was even worse than CEST no clue what they are doing
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Legal & General
Outside IR35 banned
No PSCs allowed, blanket ban, must be PAYE through Capita or via umbrella from a PSL. Completed PwC questionnaire (for what it was worth - box ticking exercise only!) and received SDS today saying inside, even though I've had the very same contract & working practices independently reviewed and I've used the CEST tool, both of which confirm outside. Absolute rubbish!! Projects will be impacted and contractors are leaving. Everyone's been on tenderhooks. I feel like I've been backed into a corner with no reasonable options. I've been contracting for over 20 years and always paid my taxes. I'll be shutting down my company so no more VAT generation and collecting, no more Corporation Tax, no more PAYE or NICs (Ee or Er). Enough is enough!!!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: Engineering Design
Client is a PSBO and uses Role based CEST assessments, with predetermined outcomes. Proforma letter with individual name giving employment status provided on request. Hard to say if contractors are actively leaving, or being let go as part of a continuous 'role reduction process' which has significantly reduced contractor numbers. With most contractors seemingly over 50, many are considering early retirement. The general feeling is one of uncertainty and disproportionate unfairness that Labours' IR35 should even exist, let alone be made worse by the Cons. I feel resigned to suffer being trapped in this zero rights - high tax situation for a few years and retire.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
npower
Unfair IR35 assessment
Cest tool used by 'managers' to assess. 100% deemed to be inside IR35 by managers. Many contractors leaving. Some staying and taking inside despite their current 'outside' contract (as deemed by that contractor) being changed to inside IR35 and extended as such... I will be leaving.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Gatwick Airport
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
Following communication that individual assessments would be undertaken using the CEST tool, further communication has confirmed a blanket ban on the use of PSC’s.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
npower
Unfair IR35 assessment
Capita is giving complete disregard to already agreed terms of agreement which clearly allow for substitution, limited control and direction and substantial financial risk.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Unfair IR35 assessment
Capita is giving complete disregard to already agreed terms of agreement which clearly allow for substitution, limited control and direction and substantial financial risk. SDS was provided WITHOUT the reason behind it. They are also unfairly advising the client based in half truths. In passing on the cost of employment to the contracts Capita is deducting Employers NIC at a flat rate of 13.8% and claiming it to be industry wide approach.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Permanent roles only
Division: Secure Solutions and Services
Just been told this morning that CAPITA is enforcing a blanket ban on contractors. Either go perm or contract terminated at end of March.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
KCOM
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Business
KCOM have decided to stop engaging PSC contractors, full stop. Existing contractors are being told they must re-engage through Capita Resourcing’s ‘Employed Resource Model’, under terms that are even worse than working inside IR35 or through an umbrella company. Nobody is accepting these offers, and projects are being cancelled as a result.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
KCOM
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Business
KCOM have decided to stop engaging PSC contractors, full stop. Existing contractors are being told they must engage throigh Capita Resourcing’s
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
EDF Energy
Other
Wait and see...
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
npower
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Energy Services
Although the terms of contract have specific clause to allow for substitution, given such a substitute satisfies the role’s skills, expertise requirement and meets other reasonable requirements and PSC bears the responsibility to pay such a substitute, the client and Capita seems to be ignoring this key aspect and saying the client has an ABSOLUTE right to reject a substitute
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Division: CCM
Capita have engaged PwC to do the assessments. Having done an assessment myself using IR35 Shield I was pretty shocked at the paltry number of questions that PwC think they need to ask in order to make an assessment, I honestly can't see how the questions they asked could qualify as due diligence.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Gatwick Airport
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: IT
Individual assessments being conducted using HMRC’s CEST tool. Determinations due to be complete by end of January and all contractors to be informed by mid-Feb
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
npower
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Energy Services
NPower seems to be taking a blanket approach but no status determination report being shared yet
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Capita
Pwc have made their own cest rip off. Very little info from capita so far, expect to hear February about our determinations. If inside lots of contractor's will flee
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
SITA
IR35 fairly assessed
Using CEST, no bans or restrictions communicated yet.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Outside IR35 by exception only
Division: Engineer
Blanket decision of all contractors to inside IR35. This was also pushed by client.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: IT
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Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Capita
Other
Division: N/A
Assessments are being undertaken by PwC via an initial questionnaire which is CEST like but heavily weighted and not in a good way. Decisions/discussions with managers expected late Jan/early Feb.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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