Unfair IR35 assessment
Assessed based on blanket CEST tool used in Feb 2020, 7 months before my contract started, which bared no resemblances to my contract or agreed working arrangements! When starting this contract I only agreed to do it in line with certain working conditions that were agreed with the hiring manager. This is a stand alone project, that requires a very specific skill set so i was able to dictate my terms which were agreed with the client and found to be Outside IR35 by my very expensive and experienced contract reviewer. However, line managers were not involved in the answers given for the SDS and actual working arrangements were not considered even on appeal. Somebody totally detached from the project and hiring team has dream't up the answers to suit the company and ensured no contractors are outside. My contract does not even extend beyond end March 2021. I will be leaving at the end of this contract despite the project not being complete and there being virtually no one else with this skill set available to finish the work.