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Investigo

End client
DEFRA
Other
Division: HR
Contractual adjustments done by HR (violating the law) for a few to keep them outside. This illegal practice will be reported to HMRC. Blanket decision as inside for rest of us when doing the same work so have declined.
Posted anonymously
3 months ago
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DEFRA
Unfair IR35 assessment
Division: HR
Assignment advertised as outside IR35 as project-based, told at interview it was definitely outside IR35, offered assignment and was provided SDS confirming outside IR35. Spent weeks being onboarded, referenced, vetted etc then told day before start date that my IR35 status had to be assessed again via CEST. Then told I was now inside but could appeal to organisation's "tax department" if I wanted to. Told agent I was declining the offer.
Posted anonymously
3 months ago
End client
Tesco
Outside IR35 banned
Division: People
Options are to use one of 5 umbrella companies or become an employed consultant through Pontoon.
Posted anonymously
12 months ago
End client
AIG
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
Ban from October 2020 not even going until end March 2021. Very disappointing
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
End client
Home Office
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Biometrics
Contract assessed Using IR35 Shield by agent. Deemed outside. Moved on to SoW Deliverable model for last 2 extensions.
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
End client
Upfield
IR35 fairly assessed
No hassle, no drama, no fuss, all outside IR35. Simple process and well done to the agency also.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
CBRE
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: IT
HR spent alot of time looking at our roles and then determined outside of IR35
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
CBRE
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: IT
HR vp involved in the process
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Tesco
Outside IR35 banned
Division: ALL FINANCE
Pretended they are doing assessments but just found out it is a total blanket ban .Atmosphere is far from ideal now with most contractors certain to leave; just before the year-end period which will really impact Tesco. Frank talks to commence this week; but I will also be leaving should a reasonable medium not be found e.g. higher rate offered.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Frazer-Nash
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Engineering
Ealry indications suggesting outside. Still waiting for a final decision which is being aided by paystream
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Business Change
No longer using Limited Companies /PSC. A small number of some selective contractors maybe offered a perm role, otherwise Umbrella or leave.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Lloyds Bank
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Transformation
Lloyds is pretty conservative and risk averse so unlikely this stance will change.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Division: IT
HR is yet to engage contractors
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
Other
Division: IT
All Contractors are here for Projects so should be fairly assessed as outside IR35
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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