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LA International

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Home Office

Home Office running scared of HMRC

Outside IR35 banned
Division: Security
Despite a great deal of hard work to ensure contracts were outside IR35, halfway through the contract they were changed to inside with no real right of appeal. Roles hadn’t changed, just the threat of another fine from HMRC. The message was that so long as there is a Ltd company at the end of the payment chain then the role is inside IR35
Posted anonymously
29 days ago
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Dfe
Contract for 1 year started March 2020. Statement of work issued. LA International doing all they can to keep contractors outside IR35
Posted anonymously
1 year ago
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Fujitsu
IR35 u-turn made
Oh look, a U-Turn! - If anyone has already received an SDS with an inside determination then choosing to remain is a dangerous card to play. Contracts appear to not be worth anything (based on how the determinations were performed) so a full review of how to continue needs to be carried out...otherwise its a self made trap that you're stepping in to.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Fujitsu
Unfair IR35 assessment
Using KPMG tool, or so we are told as the assessments are yet to be done. It was supposed to happen this week now postponed with no ETA. No input from contractors, no negotiation on rates.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Fujitsu
Unfair IR35 assessment
Using the KPMG tool but with no input from contractors. They have admitted that they are going down the "lower risk" route and just putting everyone inside, even people who are further outside IR35 than myself. They haven't yet issued any determinations, suspect they'll all be flawed anyway. Impact is already being felt but project managers (staff) continuing with previous dates with no accounting for the impact from next month. A complete disaster. They are trying to keep a number of contractors with unacceptable offers but I've found a new client that is engaging fairly so I'll be off.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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DXC Technology
Unfair IR35 assessment
Received individual assessment as Inside but appears that assessment has been determined on parts of the contract that would be considered inside and ignoring parts of the contract that would make the determination Outside. Assumptions made about working practices that could be rebutted. Had already done own assessment with CEST and was outside, and confirmed that assessment by Brookson Legal has ignored the items that would be Outside. Appears that most others at DXC are in the same position. Challenges take upto 45 days to be assessed which would take it to near end of April from when assessment received, past the new implementation of IR35. Will not be extending on this contract.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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DXC Technology
IR35 fairly assessed
It's been a painful process but have now finally been assessed outside IR35 at the second attempt. DXC have engaged Brookson Legal to perform contract and working practices assessments. First SDS I received said I was inside IR35 but yesterday I received a revised SDS stating I was outside IR35. They have left this very late though with some contractors having already left.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
DXC Technology
Outside IR35 banned
Division: IT
No assessment, contractors are leaving. Bad atmosphere and stress out contractors. Projects will be heavily impacted.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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Sopra Steria
Outside IR35 banned
CEST assessment delivered from corporate. At account level SDS’s started being received with no local or individual engagement to working practices, etc. Appears to be blanket assessment - same time stamp on several assessment Current engagement ends 31st March. Unsolicited assessment made on a role/extension I had not asked for, not been offered and not seen. Some contractors will leave, expect many will take inside. Perm jobs on offer for some individuals Projects could be impacted. Since SDS’s dropped atmosphere has dropped. Think this is about lack of engagement which locally had been reasonable Feeling hung out to dry and taken advantage off. Feel as though I am being treated like an agency worker not a business. Seems like they want agency workers... that’s what they’ll end up with.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
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IBM
Outside IR35 banned
Division: Global Services
Initially informed contractor workforce that there would be determinations and would be possible to appeal eg. if genuine freelance specialist. They have since reneged on this and all signs are a blanket ban contrary to spirit of legislation. They've wasted time and goodwill over preceding months.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Atkins
Outside IR35 banned
Apart from some old boy networks that mean a small minority of contractors have been fairly assessed, the majority have been told they are in scope of the rules (despite having the same working conditions)
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
Fujitsu
Outside IR35 by exception only
1 2 1 talks or mass contractor meetings with management to inform them that they have been assessed as Inside. They are going on role and not the person and what they actually do. Internal job descriptions don't tie up well with a lot of contractor roles. Told they can appeal this decision but based on their perceived risk they seem to be firmly fixed on an "IN" determination. Management think a lot of contractors will stay but the area I work in will see the majority leave. Some are being offered the permie option however not all will get this. I will be leaving, not interested in permie. The risk factor due to all of this probably won't be released until after 6th April.
Posted anonymously
2 years ago
End client
BT
IR35 fairly assessed
Division: Enterprise
Been told individual assessments but nothing yet and the clock is ticking!
Posted anonymously
2 years ago

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