Outside IR35 banned
Morrisons engaged KPMG (who themselves have a blanket approach to contractors, providing little confidence in a fair assessment). A decision was due by the end of Jan, this was delayed until Feb but was not communicated directly to Contractors leaving contractors apprehensive. Managers completed questionnaires stating they will adhere to working practices that ensure IR35 compliance, and contracts also indicate IR35 compliance. However, Morrisons management have ignored all of this and placed all contractors inside IR35. Many contractors have decided to leave which will delay projects - some of which are already overdue. At no point were contractors asked for input in to the determination. The atmosphere is exactly how you'd expect, contractors are dejected, unhappy, and feel unfairly treated. There is a feeling that Morrisons delayed the communication of the decision in order to try and corner contractors in to staying. This has been unsuccessful.