IR35 fairly assessed
I am a hiring manager at Shell with a team of 30 going through the IR35 process. Although I shouldn't be getting involved in this I would like to clear up some misinformation in the thread below.
Shell is committed to providing individual and fair assessments. With the help of PWC, most of these assessments have already taken place.
Fair Assessments, if the role is inside then Shell is directing people to Umbrella companies or to take permanent packages if offered. With all companies, this is to reduce risk to the company and agency, good luck finding a company that isn't doing this. If the role is outside of IR35 PSC's ARE PERMITTED!
The assessments are taking a while to be released, this is very frustrating but wholly PWC's and Shell's fault.
Eaglecliff is providing regular updates to all contractors via email and are helping with questions where possible. They have helped me with my questions on numerous occasions and without them, some of my team probably would have resigned by now.
A knowledgeable company committed to providing updates and resources about what Shell is doing. Although I am not going, they are even putting on an event with Umbrella companies to give more information about this. How many other agencies are doing this?
Eaglecliff can only inform of new information when Shell has informed them. Unfortunately, updates from Shell are slow. I would encourage my Shell colleagues to have patience with Eaglecliff, they are not a huge agency and they are dealing with nearly 1000 contractors and their IR35 queries from Shell alone. I can imagine everyone is having trouble contacting their accountants due to IR35, it is a monolithic change to the community and everyone is under pressure.
Shell are offering Permanent roles to some integral contractors.
Permanent roles with excellent company benefits.
The package isn't as lucrative as being an LTD contractor but that is the same across the board.
Please know the information before commenting on this thread. It doesn't help anyone to be misinformed. If in doubt give Eaglecliff a call, I have spoken with Carla, Wendy, Maria, Alfie and Charles and they have all been incredibly helpful. I would imagine the whole team is the same.